Twitter + Facebook
For up-to-the-minute information from artists, arts organisations and venues across Scotland, the UK and internationally, Twitter and Facebook are good places to start. Many artists and venues have their own Twitter feeds and Facebook pages or you can connect with the GENERATION partners Creative Scotland, Glasgow Life and the National Galleries of Scotland to find out what's on and happening across Scotland.
The Grid Art Maps
Both online and in print, the grid art map tells you what is on and where. Currently available for Edinburgh and Glasgow, this is a great way to find out more about a particular city, while seeing work by a wide range of artists; from the emergent to the well-established.
The List Magazine
Started in October 1985, The List is a print and online magazine, focusing on listings, reviews and articles. Mentioned in Moira Jeffrey’s Art Work feature, The List operates across all types of art and culture. They even produced their own guide to GENERATION, highlighting exhibitions as well as behind the scenes interviews and features on the art and artists. All their listings are published free of charge so it's a great way to publicise your own events online.
The Skinny magazine
Distributed in Edinburgh, Dundee and Glasgow, The Skinny magazine is available both online and in print and aims to give events and artists a platform from which they can be seen. Famous for their what’s on listings, they also offer features, reviews, blogs, even a section on the Venice Biennale which will show the work of GENERATION artist Graham Fagen in 2015, and included the work of Duncan Campbell, Corin Sworn and Hayley Tompkins in 2013.
Starting as a print magazine, MAP has since moved online. They publish artist writing, film, video, performance, alongside interviews, conversations and critical essays. They regularly commission and distribute new work online and organise events to support them. Sign up for their newsletter to keep up to date with their latest projects.
Central Station: The Creative Social Network
Central Station is an online creative community. Not just for visual art, they also cover animation, architecture, ceramics, fashion, film, design, photography, and textiles – to name a few – and make space for collaboration between art forms and individuals.
If you are creative, check out their opportunities notice board for information on what’s out there. For those looking for something a little more behind-the-scenes, or for some sage advice from other creative people, take a look at their regular features and blogs; our favourites include: My First 5 Jobs, Venues, Where I Make and Life after Art School.
Creative Scotland opportunities
This site is a one-stop shop for everything from jobs, to residencies, to funding, to professional development. There is a wealth of information available and the menu at the side allows you to filter the results according to art form, type of opportunity and even location. Creative Scotland then links to the organisation, venue or individual offering the opportunity in the first place, which is a fantastic way to find your way around Scotland’s cultural landscape and find out more about the people and organisations that make it up.
Axisweb is a UK-wide online resource, supporting contemporary art in the UK by giving artists and art professionals a platform to showcase their work, find work opportunities, stay informed and make connections. Their features section offers in-depth insights and discussion about contemporary art.
Become a member to access over 200 regional, national and international work opportunities for artists and art professionals through their opportunities, join in and share your opinions.
Artist Richard Taylor, who wrote our feature on Artzines + Journals, writes for a-n - the Artists Information Company - an online arts magazine which offers alternative insights into the visual arts. With over 19,000 members, a-n brings together artists, art students, producers, arts professionals, researchers, arts organisations and universities. They offer news, reviews, campaigns, events, jobs, research and resources for visual art across the UK.