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TMSA Newsletter Issue 1 2013
TMSA Newsletter Issue 1 2013

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Edinburgh & Lothians Branch awarded funding in the Second Round of Trad Arts Small Projects Fund 2013/14

The TMSA (Edinburgh and Lothians Branch) was awarded funding to assist them with their Northern Streams Festival in 2014.

The Northern Streams Festival, now in its eleventh year, is a celebration of Scotland’s influences and relationships with Scandinavia. The festival is a platform for emerging artists alongside recognised tradition bearers, bringing people together to experience how traditions are evolving today. Run by the TMSA Edinburgh & Lothians Branch on a voluntary basis, the festival fulfils the organisation’s aim of increasing and encouraging participation in cultural activities, particularly through cultural exchange and passing on the tradition from one generation to the next. Northern Streams 2014 will run in Edinburgh from 25 to 27 April. The grant will not only expected to help cover costs of bringing performers from Shetland - a major intersection between Scandinavian and Scottish culture – but also with costs associated with the venue, marketing and volunteer expenses. Once the festival programme is finalised, details go up on the event’s website - as well as on the Branch website - (and branch page), Facebook: TMSAEdinburghandLothians and Twitter: @northernstream1. Besides this support from the Trad Arts Small grant programme, they are hoping again to be working with the Swedish Embassy, Royal Norwegian Consulate General and Edinburgh’s Tradfest.

The Trad Arts Small Project Fund is devolved from Creative Scotland and managed centrally by Enterprise Music Scotland and its appointed specialist advisors. Funding is awarded to successful applications from traditional artists and organisations to create, platform, tour and showcase their work as well as support professional development projects. More details are at: