Our projects support interdisciplinary artists’ and activists’ ideas and development through commissions and collaboration. We work with them to build relationships with arts and cultural organisations and reach local, national and international audiences. We produce work that is artist led, multi-lingual and meaningful for everyone involved in the process.

March 26, 2024

Cross Borders Welcomes Musician, Paque

We are delighted to welcome Peter Masambuku to our network of associate artists. Peter, also known as Paque, is a Congolese-Scottish recording artist, writer, and performer based in Glasgow. He rose to prominence in the Scottish rap scene between 2015 and 2016 following the release of his tracks “Denzel,” “Manoeuvre,” and “Summer Sixteen Freestyle.” Since […]

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March 11, 2024

Reflections: Landscapes & Horizons Residency

The ‘Landscapes & Horizons’ residency, hosted by Cove Park in collaboration with Cross Borders and Luminate, Scotland’s creative aging organisation, recently drew to a close, leaving in its wake newfound creativity, resilience, and renewal. The residency was awarded to Daria Oskolkova, Haleh Jamali, Oleksandra Novatska, Paria Goodarzi, Iman Tajik, and Ako Zada. The artists spent […]

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March 7, 2024

EP Launch – Sista! Beyond the Sky Isn’t the Limit

Wednesday evening marked the long-awaited launch of singer and rapper, Eyve’s EP, ‘Sista! Beyond The Sky Isn’t The Limit!‘ Eyve graced the stage with a beautiful performance, supported by a new diaristic soundscapes. ‘Sista! Beyond The Sky Isn’t The Limit!’ was commissioned by Cross Borders back in 2022. It’s been an absolute honour to be […]

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February 20, 2024

LIVE: EYVE Headlines at the Old Hairdresser’s, Glasgow

We are excited to share that Eyve’s forthcoming EP, ‘Sista! Beyond The Sky Isn’t The Limit’ will be unveiled at Glasgow’s Old Hairdresser’s on the 6th of March! Since the release of ‘Um Indecisive‘ in November, Eyve has gone on to preform at the Scottish Alternative Music Awards, has supported Alison Russell as part of […]

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February 13, 2024

Artists Announced – Landscapes & Horizons Residency

We are delighted to announce the artists selected for the Landscapes & Horizons residency, developed collaboratively by Cross Borders, Cove Park and Luminate, Scotland’s creative ageing organisation. Landscapes & Horizons is a new fully funded group residency for Scotland-based artists and cultural practitioners, aged over 40, from refugee and other migrant backgrounds. The residency will […]

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December 6, 2023

Aref Ghorbani Debuts ‘No More Shadows’, Live at Drygate

Last week, Aref Ghorbani delivered an unforgettable live show which marked the launch of his first EP, No More Shadows. Ghorbani shared the stage with close collaborators, Mehrdad Esmaili, Daniel Giff, Jose Rojas, Iain Mackechnie and Gerardo Ernesto Rodriguez Cruz, to deliver a remarkable performance of new and classic songs. The evening was punctuated by […]

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November 6, 2023

LIVE: No More Shadows دیگر سایه ای در کار نیست

Join us for a live performance and Q+A to celebrate the debut EP  دیگر سایه ای در کار نیست  (No More Shadows) from Iranian singer and musician, Aref Ghorbani. No More Shadows is not just an EP, it is a transformative period in Ghorbani’s musical evolution. Departing from his roots in Iranian classical and folk […]

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October 11, 2023

EYVE Debuts New Track ‘Um Indecisive’

Singer, songwriter, and rapper EYVE is set to debut her new track Um Indecisive on all music platforms. The song and its accompanying music video will feature in her forthcoming EP, Sista! Beyond The Sky Isn’t the Limit.   Join us at Transmission Gallery on Saturday the 4th of November 7 – 11PM for a […]

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September 27, 2023

OPEN CALL: Landscapes & Horizons Residency

‘Landscapes & Horizons’ is a new fully funded group residency for five Scotland-based artists and cultural practitioners, open to people aged over 40, from refugee and other migrant backgrounds. Hosted by Cove Park in collaboration with Luminate, Scotland’s creative ageing organisation, and Cross Borders at Scottish Refugee Council. Residency Dates: Monday 26 February to Saturday 2 March […]

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September 13, 2023

Introducing our 2023 mentee cohort

The third run of the Cross Borders mentoring programme has begun! The programme began in 2021 and has since run annually by open call. Participants are artists and activists at any stage in their career and at any stage of the asylum process or immigration system. They are paired with an established mentor who provides […]

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September 12, 2023

Welcome to our new website

We are thrilled to be launching our new digital platform. Cross Borders is a programme of arts and cultural activism projects led by Scottish Refugee Council. Since 2021, we have been developing arts and cultural projects with artists, activists and cultural practitioners from refugee and other migrant backgrounds in Scotland. Over the last two years, […]

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