Artmag and Creative Scotland have announced a new partnership that will help promote Scottish visual arts to a wide audience.
Artmag, Scotland’s largest circulation art magazine, provides information on art and craft events, and is currently distributed in Edinburgh, Glasgow, and other towns within Central and Southern Scotland.
A marketing budget from Creative Scotland will allow their distribution areas expand to include Angus, Ayrshire & Arran, Perthshire, Stirlingshire, the Highlands & Islands and Aberdeenshire & the Northeast.
The magazine will also increase from 64 to 72 pages, and will promote Scottish visual arts internationally through their website.
Chief Executive of Creative Scotland, Andrew Dixon, said that “Artmag is a terrific opportunity to showcase creativity across Scotland. Our sponsorship of Artmag allows the magazine to increase its reach across a range of Scottish regions, promote initiatives such as Own Art for the benefit of artists and galleries across Scotland, as well as promoting the nation’s creative talent. Our ten-year vision is that Scotland becomes recognised as one of the world’s most creative nations and viewed as an attractive place to live, work and learn as an artist. Our investment in Artmag supports that ambition.”
Christie Dessy, Publisher of Artmag said that “I am pleased and excited that with Creative Scotland’s support Artmag will be able to promote the wealth of Scottish and Scottish-based talent nationwide. It is our privilege to offer more readers an opportunity to view, appreciate and collect Scottish art and craft and to promote artists and craftmakers to a wider Scottish and international market.”
Distribution to the new areas will start from the August/September 2011 issue onwards. Find out more and subscribe to Artmag at www.artmag.co.uk
Creative Scotland is the national development body for the arts, screen and creative industries. Find out more about Creative Scotland.
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