We are led by five core values in all that we do.
We aim to lead by example, and to be open and generous in sharing our learning and expertise to the benefit of the sector. In our structures of governance, methods of engagement and audience development, and commitments to partnership working and world-leading curation and production, we are proud ambassadors and flag-bearers of Scotland’s cultural sector.
We embrace the strange in all artistic modes of production, prioritising the generation of new knowledge and understanding through creative methods that are innovative, experimental, and found at the peripheries of industrial and commercial production.
We aim to be a beacon of hospitality, ensuring everyone who engages with our work feels hosted, included and cared about – placing access at the centre of our all our activity, from venue hires to catered events and everything in between.
We acknowledge that quality and ambitious art is often inaccessible, exclusive and self-serious, despite its best intentions. We value humour as an underpinning of empathy, solidarity, leadership and effective outreach. We want to reclaim joy as a key underpinning of cultural participation.
We are a diversity-led organisation whose curation and production standards reflect and articulate our commitments to equitable working conditions, an active consideration for and inclusion of diverse lived experiences, and social justice within, across and beyond our sector.