Arts, Film & Media
Artists in Exile, Glasgow (AiEG) is a network for refugee, asylum seeking, international and British artists across all disciplines. Artists from as far afield as Iran, Kosovo, Palestine, Congo, Bulgaria, Russia etc. regularly meet with artists from France, Poland, Scotland etc. to discuss personal practise and develop new work. These discussions are an opportunity to meet other artists and organisations, gain access to the arts community in Glasgow and its resources, providing opportunities for professional development.
Radio station serving the Asian and African community since 1997, delivering entertainment, community information, local, national and international news broadcasting in several languages. It provides organisations a platform to deliver their aims and objectives, and individuals to express their needs and desires.
We are a charity supporting the integration of young Refugees & People Seeking Asylum in the UK through the arts.
We run free intensive filmmaking courses for women of colour (trans welcome) and hold free film screenings of films by or about people of colour. Running over 2 months each participant produces their own short film that is then publicly screened. Camera work, editing etc. are integrated with empowering workshops e.g. self-defence, massage etc. We run GLITCH - a queer or LGBTIQ Film Festival that either programmes films directed by QTIPoC (Queer, Trans, Intersex People of Colour) or films featuring/documenting QTI people of colour by directors of any identity. All films subtitled/live events BSL translated.
Document is the only dedicated international human rights documentary film festival in Scotland. Held annually in October, we’re a grassroots initiative that aims to use film as an advocacy tool to raise the profile and promote debate of human rights & social issues across the globe.
The festival provides a unique platform that attracts Scottish, UK and international documentary filmmakers and promotes local and international discussion, cultural exchange and education. We screen a large and diverse selection of human rights films that are rarely shown in the UK to offer a broader understanding of issues often ignored by the mainstream media.
Edinburgh’s Festival of Ireland’s objects are the advancement of Irish arts, heritage and culture and of community development (community cohesion, information resource to help local people with Irish ancestry and more recent arrivals tackle feelings of isolation, loneliness or disadvantage).
Glasgow Hellenic is aimed at providing a focal point for Greek activities for young people and others in and around Glasgow. We welcome Greeks, Scots and all nationalities and are happy to integrate with other nationalities’ activities, whether in dance, drama or food. We have joined up with other Greek communities across the United Kingdom - for example, we have visited and danced with the Leeds and Surrounding Districts Greek School and community, joined with the London and Birmingham communities in Outward Bound experiences, and danced at the Festival of Youth in London.
Glasgow Hong Lok Dragon and Lion Dance Troupe
The Hong Lok Troupe is a very traditional Chinese Dragon and Lion dance troupe. This form of entertainment is usually part of festivities and it is believed to bring happiness, luck and good fortune. The troupe has been performing at exhibitions, to the local and Chinese communities throughout Scotland to develop interest and knowledge in Chinese culture and art. The Troupe teaches Choy lei fut, martial arts, lion dance and dragon dance. Lion dance scares away evil spirits and brings good luck, usually seen at Chinese New Year, but its good for new businesses opening, celebrations, events etc. Also do Lumiuos Dragon dance under UV light too. We also focus on international competitions.
We create ground-breaking, heart-thumping theatre that shakes hands with the world. We spark new connections and new conversations about the big issues of our time and make real change possible.
Exploration of human rights stories through performance to draw public attention to contemporary human rights themes. We work with campaigning groups, employers, schools, conference organisers and statutory bodies to bring the first-hand accounts of asylum seekers and refugees to life and encourage solidarity and deeper understanding.
Workers’ co-operative and a social enterprise committed to diversity and anti-racism. Films, animations, websites and social media campaigns for the Third Sector and the public sector. Training to equip people to get the most out of mainstream media. Facebook: themediacoop - Twitter: @mediaco_op
Pakistan Media Relations Committee
To monitor media reports on Pakistanis living and working in Scotland. To deal as necessary print and electronic media and to promote a positive and constructive image.
We run a weekly mental-health support group for refugees and other vulnerable migrants. We provide a casework and welfare benefits advice/advocacy project. We also produce radio programmes on refugee issues.
Refugee Radio is an independent charity dedicated to human rights. Our services are client-led. Everything we do begins with listening to the refugees, asylum seekers and vulnerable migrants that we support.
Scotland’s agency for the exploration and promotion of Chinese culture, for schools, community organisations, public institutions, the Chinese community and arts audiences. Lively and innovative programme of exhibitions, film, residencies, engagement projects, festivals, symposia and events which explore Chinese arts and culture in Scotland.Facebook: RicefieldArts - Twitter: ricefieldarts
Scottish PEN is a part of International PEN, a worldwide association of writers pledged to protect freedom of expression and promote literature across frontiers throughout the world.
Our programme aims to promote storytelling as a vibrant contemporary art form and to provide opportunities for everyone to celebrate Scotland’s rich storytelling heritage. We present an exciting programme of live storytelling performances, theatre and literature, plus exciting visual arts, workshops and training events.
Alternative social, cultural, arts and community hub run by a collective of volunteers.Programming of film, music, discussions by grass roots community organisations, independent artists and any member of the public. We provide the space and facilities.
LocationNewcastle upon Tyne
The Edinburgh Mela Festival is Scotland’s biggest and best annual festival of world music, dance, fashion and food. Rooted in the South Asian community of Scotland’s central belt, it has grown in recent years to become a hugely popular attraction among audiences at Edinburgh’s summer Festivals. The Festival now attracts a broad audience from both the South Asian and other BAME communities in Scotland and the wider community of keen festival goers. Year round, the Edinburgh Mela is developing a strong education and outreach programme.
Facebook: TheEdinburghMela (https://www.facebook.com/theedinburghmela)
Twitter: @EdinburghMela (https://twitter.com/edinburghmela)