TRACS Work and Values
TRACS is grounded in the international values and purposes of UNESCO.
We affirm and promote cultural diversity, lifelong learning, and intangible cultural heritage, including languages. Through our parallel support for The Earth Charter International, we connect these values with ecology and environmental action worldwide.
TRACS nurtures creative networks for traditional music, storytelling and dance, through its Forums. TRACS also fosters collaboration between art-forms through its network of place-based creative fieldworkers. Recently, TRACS has begun to explore the potential for a Traditional Crafts Forum.
TRACS is part of the Scottish Government’s Culture Collective initiative, supporting communities of place, through our People’s Parish pilot projects.
These projects are currently underway in Kilwinning, Dufftown, Lochend-Restalrig (Edinburgh), Dunterlie (Barrhead), Langlees (Falkirk), Glenorchy and Inishail (Argyll),Mayfield and Easthouses ( Midlothian), Kinross, and Castlehill (Dumbarton West).