Tuesday, December 6, 2016
6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Right Lines with Arts & Business Scotland
Right Lines, a writer- led production company based in Moray, invites you for an evening of discussion on how arts organisations can successfully work with businesses. From their recent experience of working with SEPA, sponsors of their acclaimed production Rapid Departure, David Smith and Euan Martin will give insight into how they developed a good working relationship with the organisation and secured match funding with Arts & Business Scotland. In addition, Carl Watts, Head of Programmes for Arts & Business Scotland will give some background to the Arts & Business Scotland membership network, training prorgammes and funding scheme.
As always, good food will be provided. Philips Fine Foods will be making a hearty soup with a cheese board, something sweet and a wee Christmas drink.
This Culture Cafe event is part of the Forres area Creative Place Programme.
As part of this event, Carl Watts from Arts & Business Scotland will be giving three “one to one” surgeries for anyone wanting to have more detailed information about the New Arts Sponsorship Grants 2016/17. These FREE coffee / tea surgeries will be held on Wednesday 7 December at 9.30, 10.15 and 11.00 at the Community Cafe, Forres and can be booked below.
Following the success of a number of commissioned shows, Dave and Euan formed their own company, Right Lines Productions, in 2003 as a vehicle for their new work. The first production as Right Lines was “Who Bares Wins” (2004), a hugely successful farce based on the antics of the Naked Rambler. More recently they have had significant success with Whisky Kisses (2014) and Rapid Departure (2015 & 2016).
The company writes and produces original theatre shows and tours these productions to communities in the Highlands & Islands, Moray, Aberdeenshire and throughout Scotland. Right Lines specialises in interactive theatre and has had great success with this particular format, taking high-quality professional comedy theatre into rural communities across Scotland. Although the company policy is very definitely aimed at delivering entertaining comedy theatre, their shows always seek to examine issues which affect the communities to which we they tour. Rapid Departure was the company’s latest interactive theatre piece which explored environmental issues such as the impact of flooding, climate change, green renewable energy and re-wilding.
Arts & Business Scotland
Arts & Business Scotland is an independent Scottish charity. They act as conduit between the cultural and business sectors, helping to nurture the creative, social and commercial relationships that will enrich creativity and cultural engagement across Scotland. Carl joined Arts & Business Scotland on in April 2013 to manage the New Arts Sponsorship Grants programme and support the delivery of key training events.
Previous to this Carl established a career in arts and cultural sectors, working with organisations including the Royal Lyceum Theatre and Museums Galleries Scotland.