Case study – Scottish Documentary Institute

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Women Direct campaign   (Credit: Lea Luiz de Oliveira)   Scottish Documentary Institute was established in 2004. Since then it has been developing Scotland’s emerging documentary talent and building a diverse community of documentary filmmakers here.    We are a women-led organisation and at least 50% of the filmmakers we work with each year are… Read more »

Case study – YDance

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Credit: Paul Watt Photography   Take the Lead was a three-year project which worked with young people in North Ayrshire and HMYOI (Her Majesty’s Young Offenders Institution) Polmont from 2017-2019. The programme was funded through the Creative Scotland “Cashback for Creativity” scheme.   YDance worked in partnership with North Ayrshire Council to deliver weekly dance… Read more »

Case study – Scottish Ballet

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Credit: Mihaela Bodlovic   SB Health is Scottish Ballet’s health initiative. Over the last five years, we have been dancing with families who live with neurological conditions and with young people who have faced adversity in childhood. With the help of these communities and our partners, we have developed six pioneering dance health programmes, underpinned… Read more »

Case study – Stellar Quines

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Stellar Quines is an intersectional feminist theatre company based in Scotland. We believe theatre is a force for change, for collaborating with others and building inclusive coalitions. We create shows, work with communities and provide opportunities for career development for theatre professionals all with the aim of creating greater gender equality.   Since the company’s founding over… Read more »

Case study – Scottish Women and the Arts Research Network

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Scottish Women and the Arts Research Network (SWARN) was founded in 2018 to promote knowledge of the work of historic women artists, designers, makers and collectors in Scottish collections and increase their visibility, chiefly through collaborative initiatives between collections in the public and private sector.   Led by Dr. Patricia de Montfort, University of Glasgow,… Read more »

Case study – Audacious Women Festival

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The Audacious Women Festival empowers women to Do What You Always Wish You Dared. It has been held annually in Edinburgh since February 2016.   The Festival produces a range of small, women-only workshops, offering creative and technical skills, sports and self-development. We also offer exhibitions, “conversations”, performances and pop-up events around Edinburgh. All participative… Read more »

Body Image Spotlight – What you told us

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You said – we listened   In September and October 2020, we invited public feedback on the Spotlight topic of body image. We’d like to give a huge thank you to everyone who shared their experiences and ideas. A full report has been given to the NACWG and a summary version is shared below. Please… Read more »

Provocation Author – Women and Girls in Digital Spaces and Industries

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DR JULIE MCELROY Dr Julie McElroy is a disability activist with a PhD in Assistive Technology. She is an emerging leader with an ambition to contribute to a global presence of assistive technologies for those in need for reasons such as age, ill-health, disability, financial or other disadvantage outcomes. She was inducted into the Scotland’s… Read more »