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Creative Scotland is the new strategic body tasked with leading the development of the arts, creative and screen industries across Scotland.
The new organisation, to be established in summer 2010, will take over the functions and resources of Scottish Screen and the Scottish Arts Council as well as having a wider set of responsibilities for developing the sector.
The Chief Executive Designate, Andrew Dixon, has been appointed and took up his post in May 2010.
The original rationale for and remit of Creative Scotland came as part of a wider review and restructure of cultural policy in Scotland. Full details are contained within The Scottish Executive's policy document, Scotlandís Culture (January 2006), which can be downloaded from www.scotland.gov.uk.
Scottish Screen is working closely with The Scottish Government and the Scottish Arts Council to establish the new body. A key part is to ensure that film and the wider screen sector is properly understood, reflected and resourced within the new organisationís strategy.
The process of change is ongoing and our aim is to keep everyone informed at all stages. Please visit the Creative Scotland transition website for regular news and updates www.creativescotland.com.