Rural Arts Network Scotland is collaboratively developing a ‘charter of questions’ to signify that an organisation/artist has signed up to the principles and aims of operating within the Rural. This will create transparency to the sorts of things that link us, but also give space for difference.

The importance of RANS connecting with other networks, both local and national, was noted by members of the group. With this in mind, RANS has created a growing list of Scottish arts networks which may be useful to those within the network.

The Illustrated Freelancer’s Guide is a practical resource for the increasing number of artists, makers, writers and other creatives working freelance in Scotland today, now updated for 2022/23. Written by Heather Parry and illustrated by Maria Stoian.

The White Pube has created a database of successful funding applications which can be filtered by grant, and will grow as more are submitted. They also have a library of successful project proposals.

Culture Collective held an open call-out on Twitter to understand where people go to look for adverts for creative job roles across a range of regions and different parts of the sector. They have created an ever-growing list as a resource for both advertising and looking for jobs.

CABN supports the professional creative sector in the Scottish Borders, with a focus on creative micro-businesses across all artforms. They also engage with, and provide support to sectoral organisations and community groups, and work with a range of partners to develop further opportunities.

The Touring Network supports, represents and connects a vibrant community of independent promoters and performers who present high-quality live performance across the Highlands and Islands of Scotland – transforming remote community spaces into cultural centres and performances venues.

This paper by Lindsey Dunbar explores the idea of cultural leadership when delivered on a periphery; examining the mindsets which guide leadership when living in rural and remote contexts, and identifying learnings from which the creative sector can learn.