A sold out Artists Open Space meeting in Edinburgh on Friday 26 October hopes to be the start of a series that will go all over Scotland, with the aim being to create an ‘artist-generated, constantly updated pool of information about the arts’.

Called in response to the continued debate around decisions made by arts funding body Creative Scotland, the event intends to provide a forum for the whole artistic community and includes those working in many artforms.

The free event has been organised by Edinburgh-based writer and director Jen McGregor and takes place at Creative Scotland’s Waverly Gate offices. Amongst those attending the Edinburgh event will be the Scottish Government’s Culture and External Affairs Minister Fiona Hyslop.

Another sold out event, organised by Roanne Dods, Deputy Director, Dovecot Studios, takes place at Tramway, Glasgow on 31 October. Through a series of presentations and debates, it will address two key questions: ‘Where would you like arts and culture in Scotland to be in 10 years time?’ and ‘What support structure would it take to make that happen now?’