Article 27 of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights states that “everyone has the right freely to participate in the cultural life of the community, to enjoy the arts and to share in scientific advancement and its benefits.”

A National Taskforce is putting together recommendations to the Scottish Government for a new human rights law. This law would build on existing human rights laws to strengthen how all our rights are protected and will include cultural rights.

Art27 Scotland is a Community Interest Company whose purpose is to facilitate the practical process of making the cultural rights of Scottish citizens, refugees and asylum seekers, manifest and relevant.

Art27@Southside is a proposed partnership between Art27, Southside Community Centre (SCC) and the City of Edinburgh Council (CEC) to employ artists as catalysts for the reactivation of a traditional community centre and transform it into a vibrant cultural hub relevant, inclusive, reflective and driven by everyone, including the many ethnically diverse communities in its neighbourhood.