As a National Centre for Dance in Scotland, we offer a vibrant and uplifting focal point for dance as an art form, a way to exercise, and a way of life. We reach out to inspire wellbeing and creativity, and cultivate a future for dance in local, national and international communities.
Shakti Women’s Aid helps BME women, children and young people experiencing, or who have experienced, domestic abuse from a partner, ex-partner and/or other members of the household. We also work closely with the Scottish Government, Police Scotland, NHS Scotland and other statutory and voluntary services. We provide training and consultancy for agencies working with BME women, children and young people.
Movies that Matter believes that the film camera is a powerful weapon against social indifference. Film has an unprecedented capacity to open eyes. What cannot be accomplished by spoken and written language, is sometimes achieved by motion picture. Cinema fascinates, stimulates, inspires and raises awareness. It serves as a mirror and helps us to become familiar with other cultures. Inspired films incite to compassion, reflection and discussion. Films have an emotional appeal and serve as a mouthpiece for victims of injustice.
As part of the BFI’s Film Audience Network, we are one of nine Hubs set up across the UK to extend film choice, increase and broaden film audiences, and enhance opportunities for audiences to engage with and learn about film.
We’re setting up a network of like-minded film exhibitors – from film societies to multiplexes – to work together to better serve Scotland’s diverse population. We provide Hub members with a range of funding opportunities, screening programmes, training, networking events and audience research, helping Scotland’s exhibitors become truly inclusive.
We are the world’s future leaders, entrepreneurs, farmers and consumers. The Slow Food Youth Network (SFYN) was founded to make youth familiar with Slow Food’s philosophy that says that all food should be Good, Clean and Fair.
By learning more about our local food systems in a fun and social way, we hope to bring people together to help create change within the global food system.
We work to ensure that everybody has the right to seek asylum and find safe refuge, having fled violence, persecution, war or disaster at home.
Since 1950, we have faced multiple crises on multiple continents, and provided vital assistance to refugees, asylum-seekers, internally displaced and stateless people, many of whom have nobody left to turn to.
We help to save lives and build better futures for millions forced from home.
Our vision is for a world with good mental health for all. Our mission is to help people understand, protect and sustain their mental health. Prevention is at the heart of what we do, because the best way to deal with a crisis is to prevent it from happening in the first place.
The Scottish Mental Health Arts & Film Festival is one of Scotland’s most diverse cultural events, covering everything from music, film and visual art to theatre, dance, and literature. The annual festival takes place in venues across Scotland aiming to support the arts and challenge preconceived ideas about mental health. By engaging artists, connecting with communities and forming collaborations, we celebrate the artistic achievements of people with experience of mental health issues, exploring the relationship between creativity and the mind, and promoting positive mental health & wellbeing
A cross-platform multi-venue cultural festival championing independent purveyors of music, film, food, drink, business and numerous other fields within Scotland, debuting in May 2016
ActionAid is a leading international charity working in over 45 countries, working with the poorest women and children in the world, changing their lives for good.
Palcrafts is a registered charity that aims to relieve poverty for Palestinians by providing a sustainable source of income and also to raise awareness in the UK of Palestinian issues. This is done through maintaining a small resource centre with books, DVDs and magazines, and also through educational meetings with Palestinian speakers and recent visitors to the Middle East.
Young Filmmakers Glasgow aims to support young filmmakers in the local community with the support they need to take their vision to the screen. In 2016, we’re providing audiences to young Scottish filmmakers through the First Act Film Festival, which will celebrate Scotland’s explosive upcoming talent. Following the Festival, we plan to launch the First Act Film Fund.
We are dedicated to community engagement & personal empowerment. We work with individuals & groups from all walks of life using filmmaking as a tool to enable those furthest from power to get their voices heard. People are experts in their own lives and circumstances & we want to share experiences that develop the trust & cooperation needed to build resilient communities & foster positive change.
The Conference of Socialist Economists (CSE) is an international, democratic membership organisation committed to developing a materialist critique of capitalism, unconstrained by conventional academic divisions between subjects.
CSE has organised and supported conferences, workshops and seminars and publishes Capital & Class three times a year.
Nourish Scotland is reconnecting producers, growers, retailers, consumers and all who care for local, sustainable food in Scotland.
It is working to create a stronger food culture to make healthy, local, seasonal, and organic food available everywhere in Scotland.
To campaign against TTIP, and the alphabet soup of similar deals such as CETA and TISA.
These deals will effect our democratic right to decide how our public services such as health and education are organised; to decide the minimum wage; worker and environmental protections etc. They also aim to protect the profits of the foreign corporations over everything else, in secret, opaque tribunals.
Amnesty International is a non-governmental organisation that is campaigning for a world where human rights are enjoyed by all. Particular focus on:
– abolition of the death penalty
– freedom of expression
– rights of refugees and asylum seekers
– prisoners of conscience
Dedicated to facilitating dialogue and international cultural exchange between nations.
Beyond Borders Scotland is a not-for profit organisation, based in Edinburgh and the Scottish Borders. The organisation aims to create a vibrant international platform within Scotland, to break down borders between peoples, and help facilitate wider international cultural exchange, dialogue and reconciliation.
Promotes knowledge and understanding of the Palestinian people in their religious and cultural diversity.
Provides a network for organisations concerned with nonviolent resolutions to Israeli/Palestinian issues and to encourage mutual support and dialogue.
Influences public discussions in Scotland of issues relating to a just and secure sharing of the land of Israel and Palestine among the people.
The New Earth Works is an international collective of artists, activists and social entrepreneurs working together to change the world by creating ideas, campaigns, experiences & products that encourage us all to be more who we are, do more what we love and make our unique contribution to a better future for all of us.
We investigate, expose and confront environmental abuse by governments and corporations around the world. We champion environmentally responsible and socially just solutions, including scientific and technical innovation through public engagement, street campaigning, political lobbying, actions, activities with kids, background research for campaigns, fundraising… and socialising 🙂
The Turing Trust is a sustainable development charity, making people more employable by bringing transformative technologies to those most in need.
Our main activity involves recycling IT in the UK for use in rural African schools. Our schools lack the learning resources we take for granted, limiting their potential. Together we can fight e-waste in the UK and improve education for young learners.
We campaign on a range of environmental issues to persuade politicians and businesses to adopt policies and practices which are more environmentally beneficial, taking account of their environmental impact and understanding how taking care of the environment helps us all. We encourage the public to adopt positive environmental behaviours, and collaborate with other green groups for greater impact
LIVED as an organization is committed to making visible, communicating and mobilizing support for the lived experiences of school-aged children in different contexts of displacement. LIVED aims to achieve this through the participatory production of documentary films and through the delivery of film-making workshops to displaced adolescents in each context.
We are a partnership of arts organisations helping to shape a sustainable Scotland. Our mission is to:
• Engage the cultural sector in actively promoting environmental sustainability and addressing climate change
• Help the sector take a lead in shaping an environmentally sustainable Scotland
• Help the sector run itself as environmentally sustainably as possible
The Shared Planet Society is a group of students who are passionate about issues surrounding the environment and social justice. We run a daily vegan cafe, a food cooperative and weekly vegbag scheme, as well as running campaigns on issues we care about.
The objectives of the OWC are to promote Development Education and:
a) to enable people to understand the links between their own lives and those of people throughout the world
b) to increase understanding of the economic, social, political, cultural and environmental forces which shape all our lives
c) to enable people to find ways to bring about change by acting locally to create a more just,
SPSC is an independent, non-governmental and non-party political organisation with members from many communities across Scotland. We represent people in Scotland from all faiths and political parties, who have come together to work for justice for the Palestinian people. SPSC was established to campaign for Palestinian rights, including the right to self-determination and the right of return, and to oppose Israel’s occupation and violations of international law.
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