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Shining a light on Stirling’s thriving cultural scene

Scene Stirling is Stirling’s Place Partnership project, a collaborative initiative by the city’s arts and cultural partners. 

The project is shining a spotlight on Stirling’s thriving arts and culture scene to help raise the region’s cultural profile and it has invested in over 100 local artists to develop their creative aspirations and work in and around Stirling, over the past three years.

Despite missing out on the UK City of Culture 2025 Shortlist, the city’s cultural ambitions remain alive and well, with a core belief that culture and the arts can be transformative for bringing long lasting change to communities through regeneration, innovation and investment. 

Over the past decade, Stirling has been steadfastly strengthening its commitment to culture. Rethinking how the cultural sector can work together more effectively and reimagining the place of culture and its intersection with the city and wider region’s ambitions.

The focus of Scene Stirling’s work has been on addressing systemic barriers through place-based work, encouraging sustainable models of neighbourhood creative programmes and practice, and providing opportunities for growth and development for artists and communities involved with the programme, and beyond. The project has supported local artists and creatives who are working, living and studying in Stirling, to become more engaged in Stirling’s creative future; shifting perceptions of Stirling visibly over the last few years.