The Council’s aim for the culture, heritage and arts sector is to be sustainable and growing – generating creative industry jobs for the future.

Over the past four years the Council has been working to grow the sector in partnership with those on the ground and at a strategic level.  A charity has now been formed to take this work forward.

The Council continues to support the sector in partnership with others. Later this year we are launching the Visual Arts and Craftmakers Award in partnership with Creative Scotland and CHARTS.

The CHARTS network was conceived through the desire to create a sustainable future for the Culture, Heritage and Arts sector in Argyll.

It has been developed through Creative Scotland’s Place Partnership Programme, with additional European funding secured through the Argyll and the Islands Leader programme.

Through extensive consultation with the sector and a 2 year programme of delivery, CHARTS is now a registered, membership-led charity (SCIO) which  aims to:

  • Foster collaborative working across the whole Culture Heritage and Arts sector.
  • Create events and products that are of sufficient quality and scale to be marketable at the highest level. 
  • Create an environment that supports sustainability for sole traders and micro-businesses so they can afford to stay in Argyll and the Isles
  • Be an advocate for the needs and benefits of cultural activity

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You can also visit The Argyll Collection website.




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