Strident refers Creative Scotland to Competition & Markets Authority for anti-competitive behaviour

Strident Publishing has asked the Competition & Markets Authority (CMA) to investigate whether Creative Scotland has engaged in anti-competitive behaviour in Scotland’s publishing market. Creative Scotland has injected £0.41m into a single publishing company, funding it annually* since 2006 and underwriting £0.31m of losses. In doing so, Strident contends that Creative Scotland has: enabled the…

Strident publishes Arts Funding Inquiry submission

Strident has proposed long-overdue changes to the way Creative Scotland approaches funding. To date, we are the only publisher to have contributed to the Scottish Parliament’s Culture, Trade, Europe & External Affairs (CTEEA) Committee’s Arts Funding Inquiry. Here’s our full submission. If Scotland’s literature scene interests you – whether as an author, publisher, blogger or…

Strident’s Arts Funding Inquiry submission pulls no punches

Strident has made recommendations to the Arts Funding Inquiry that address Creative Scotland’s role as the main arts funder in Scotland and specifically the operation of its Open Project Fund (OPF). Creative Scotland’s remit needs to be: to curate a creative ecosystem from which high-quality work emerges sustainably. Strident recommendation Our report addresses critical issues…