Find out more about our partners and the bodies that support Shetland Arts.

Shetland Charitable Trust

The Shetland Charitable Trust is a charity set up to benefit the inhabitants of Shetland. Their aim is to provide public benefit to and improve the quality of life for the people of Shetland, especially in the areas of:
- Social care and welfare
- Arts, culture, sport and recreation
- The environment, natural history and heritage

Creative Scotland

Creative Scotland is the public body that supports the arts, screen and creative industries across all parts of Scotland on behalf of everyone who lives, works or visits here.
They enable people and organisations to work in and experience the arts, screen and creative industries in Scotland by helping others to develop great ideas and bring them to life.
They distribute funding from the Scottish Government and The National Lottery.

Children and The Arts

Children & the Arts, a national educational charity committed to ensuring that all children in the UK are inspired by the arts. Over the past 9 years, Start has enabled 95 arts organisations to work with 120,192 young people.
Through the Start Programme, Children & the Arts provides funding and support to build long-lasting relationships between arts venues and their local schools. At the heart of the Start Programme is the desire to make cultural venues accessible for a new generation.
Start projects work within the following broad framework to engage young people with all aspects of the arts:
Introducing young people to the arts;
Inspiring them to learn more;
Enhancing their experience through critical analysis and participation; and
Encouraging them to create their own art.
Children & the Arts supports Start projects for up to three years and helps them to become sustainable after this period.

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