CCA plays host to a number of other cultural and artistic organisations, known as our Cultural Tenants. Current Cultural Tenants in the CCA building are:
BHP Comics is Scotland’s leading independent comic book publisher, promoting new and exciting creator-owned collaborative comic books and graphic novels. Their diverse titles cover genres including adventure, comedy, horror, romance and thriller, and feature many that have already been optioned for film and television treatments. They are also responsible for the running of Glasgow's successful Comic Con, which found a home at CCA in 2013. bhpcomics.com
Camcorder Guerillas is a Glasgow-based voluntary collective of independent, radical film makers, activists and artists, creating and showcasing films and documentaries that raise awareness of social justice issues facing our local communities. These films aim to start or contribute to campaigns and are made in collaboration with, and used by, minority or disadvantaged communities and those working with them. Drawing on the resources, skills and experiences of members, the collective equips grass-roots activists with the skills to make and use high quality video documentaries for campaigning and awareness raising, and sees itself as part of a global movement that is working towards social justice in society.
Cryptic is a Glasgow based internationally-renowned producing art house, presenting today’s most imaginative, innovative artists whilst also nurturing the creative talent of tomorrow. We create high quality, memorable, innovative experiences that fuse music, sonic art and multi-media that continue to pioneer our art form. Founded by Cathie Boyd in 1994, the company has thrived on artistic innovation and creative risk-taking, which has subsequently created an environment where artists have been encouraged to push artistic boundaries.
Document is Scotland’s international human rights documentary film festival. Held annually in October, it is a grass-roots initiative that aims to use film, art and music as advocacy tools to raise the profile and promote debate of human rights and social issues across the globe. Document is a unique organisation in Scotland which brings together and speaks to a broad range of different actors at national and international levels including documentary film makers, people involved in arts and culture, human rights, the voluntary sector and government. It reaches community and refugee groups, schools and universities through its education work and also through volunteering opportunities.
Electron Club is a voluntary run space where anyone interested in free open source software, circuit bending, hardware hacking, computer recycling, streaming, audio and video editing, green technologies and amateur radio can meet, use equipment and share and disseminate their skills and ideas.
LUX Scotland is a dedicated support and promotion agency for artists working with moving image in Scotland. Drawing on the resources and international network of LUX, LUX Scotland receives support from Creative Scotland and Esmee Fairbairn Foundation. Activities of LUX Scotland include: the establishment of a new distribution collection of artists’ moving image work produced in Scotland; SUPERLUX, a professional support programme for Scotland-based artists working with the moving image (which will include workshops, courses, funding and residency opportunities); new touring and screening initiatives in collaboration with arts venues across Scotland; new support structures for artists’ moving image production and new public research resources. luxscotland.org.uk
Founded in 2005 and newly relaunched in 2012, MAP's online content develops a unique and living archive for engagement and research in art and ideas. Previously published as a quarterly magazine, encompassing 25 issues, MAP reshaped its rhythm and continues to develop its editorial production, offering an expanded site for contemporary art, publicly re-examining and developing the processes of active reading and looking.
Paragon Ensemble is a music company that commissions, performs, experiments and teaches new music of all kinds with the aim of inspiring audiences to take part in creating and performing their own music. The central objective is to use the medium of music to change people’s lives for the better, broadening their understanding and appreciation of music and engaging with the related disciplines of dance, drama and visual art. Paragon Ensemble work throughout Scotland and generate learning opportunities for young people, people with learning disabilities, life long learners and a wide variety of groups in the community helping them to create and perform music which reflects their lives and aspirations.
Playwrights' Studio, Scotland and Tom McGrath Writers’ Room
Playwrights’ Studio, Scotland is the nation’s only independent, dedicated development organisation for playwrights (and, sometimes, other writers too). Their talent development programme provides mentoring, workshops, bursaries and other kinds of tailored support. Other resources include a public as well as a professional workshop programme; a free national script reading service; a bookshop and library of plays by Scotland’s contemporary dramatists. They initiate, support and manage projects for and with playwrights and organisations including theatre companies, development agencies and academic institutions. They actively promote Scotland’s playwrights and their work.
Scottish Ensemble is a group of 12 outstanding musicians who champion music written for strings, crossing genres, styles, periods, and art forms to make new connections. You might find them playing in a prestigious concert hall, a shopping centre, your local pub or an international music festival; by performing in as many different places as possible, they aim to reach as many different people as possible, letting them experience and enjoy classical music in a way that is relevant to them.
Scottish Writers’ Centre
The centre aims to support and promote the work of Scottish writers and provide an international showcase space for Scottish literature. It will offer a regular programme of live events and workshops, along with activities such as schools programmes, community publishing workshops, literary consultancy and an annual writing fellowship.
The List is an independent limited company based in Scotland and founded in October 1985 by Robin Hodge, who remains the publisher. The List's aim was to publicise and promote the wide range of arts, events and entertainment taking place throughout the year in Scotland through publication of a general interest magazine of quality. The company continues to follow its original aim and now undertakes a broad range of publishing activities including an award winning website, The List Eating and Drinking Guide, The Larder, and various publications for the Edinburgh festivals, Scottish students and music events. The List also serves visitors to Scotland with The Midgie, which is found in over 100 hostels and other outlets across Scotland.
University of the West of Scotland
In August 2007, the University of Paisley and Bell College merged to create Scotland’s biggest modern university with campuses in Ayr, Dumfries, Hamilton and Paisley. With over 18,000 students and almost 2,000 staff, the university is unique in its geographical coverage across the West of Scotland. It now boasts a wide range of academic, social and sporting facilities; an extensive range of programmes from degree and certificate level to MSc; and courses in business, computing, engineering and science, media, language and music, health, nursing and midwifery, social sciences and education.
Voice Business has been training people since 1996 in public speaking, presentation and communication skills. More recently, it has also offered training in understanding others perceptions, one-to-one business communication and the crucial art of networking. Voice Business understands the needs of businesses and recognises the challenges the modern marketplace brings. Its associates are highly skilled in using both group and individual coaching to help participants overcome their fears and to build confidence. Voice Business blends experience from theatre, journalism, business and personal development to provide expert tuition for course participants. and makes the training fun through enthusiasm and a dynamic approach.