About us

A Common Platform & Collective Voice for Traditional Arts

Traditional Arts and Culture Scotland was set up in 2012 to represent Traditional Arts in Scotland.

It brings together the Traditional Music Forum, the Scottish Storytelling Forum and the Traditional Dance Forum of Scotland to provide a common platform and collective voice for all working in this field.

TRACS is CREATIVE

• Encouraging more collaboration across traditional art forms & languages
• Holistic, inclusive & welcoming inspired by tradition to innovate & develop

TRACS is ORGANISATIONAL

• Sharing core resources to ensure effective communication & promotion for Traditional Arts activities
• Showcasing collective assets of artists, festivals and local traditions for cultural and economic benefit

TRACS is DEVELOPMENTAL

• Lobbying for more support for Traditional Arts
• Building partnerships with arts organisations, education authorities and local authorities so all can benefit from TRACS resources & activities