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This section contains a database of all Creative Scotland's publications as well as a growing list of external resources for the arts, screen and creative industries.

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View and download Creative Scotland board minutes from 2018.

23 April 2018

Annual Review 2016/17

This report is our Annual Review of Performance covering the period from 1 April 2016 to 31 March 2017.

20 December 2017


Examples of creative individuals and organisations that we supported in 2016/17, who are operating in a broader national and international context, helping to make Scotland a distinctive creative nation connected to the world.

20 December 2017

Leadership and workforce

Profiles of a few of the many 2016/17 projects that brought ideas to life by a diverse, skilled and connected leadership and workforce that is more confident, knowledgeable and connected, helping to develop more sustainable business models.

20 December 2017

Excellence and experimentation

In 2016/17, a number of projects showed excellence and experimentation across the arts, screen and creative industries, with diverse high quality artistic and creative work produced and developed across Scotland. Here's just a few examples.

20 December 2017

Access and enjoyment

We are committed to increasing the quantity and quality of opportunities for people of all ages to experience and learn from, the arts, screen and creative industries, wherever they are in Scotland. Here's some of the 2016/17 projects which contributed to that ambition.

20 December 2017

Place and quality of life

In 2016/17 we worked in partnership with local authorities and others to ensure that places and quality of life are transformed through imagination, ambition and an understanding of the potential of creativity. Read about a few of these projects.

20 December 2017


Creative Scotland's Annual Report, Accounts and National Lottery Accounts for the financial year ending 31 March 2017.

27 October 2017


View and download Creative Scotland board minutes from 2017.

6 September 2017

Rates of Pay Guidance

Our Rates of Pay Guidance gathers together key sources of guidance on industry standards, union rates and codes of practice from key lead bodies.

17 March 2017

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The Next Generation of Creative Crowdfunding - Phase 1

Paved With Gold, in partnership with Creative Scotland, introduce the main crowdfunding models for the creative industries and explain their potential uses.

22 May 2018

May 2018

In this issue of the Research Round Up, you'll find reports on ethics in arts sponsorship, innovation in the Creative Industries, the impact of Brexit on Creative Industries, arts and culture, and much more.

18 May 2018

Youth Music Initiative Impact Report 2016/17

Key findings, full report and case studies from an impact focused review of the Youth Music Initiative during 2016/17.

7 March 2018

December 2017

A focus on the Creative Industries, with new stats showing significant growth in the sector, and reports on the design and games sectors. Plus, we delve into reports on cultural diplomacy, theatre producers, creative ageing and a number of reports exploring the role and experience of the cultural workforce.

21 December 2017

November 2017

The Scottish Household Survey provides headline figures on cultural engagement; impact is explored in a range of reports focussing on happiness, wellbeing, educational attainment and regeneration; and there are a number of studies which explore the creative labour force including a specific focus on diversity in the screen sector.

1 November 2017

How do you draw a rainbow the wrong way?

This research report provides a fascinating insight into the wide-ranging impacts of the arts and creativity on the lives of young people who have experienced additional challenges in life.

12 September 2017

August 2017

A major new report from Creative Scotland on the findings of our Diversity in the Arts survey is just one of a few new reports from us, others include our review of touring theatre and dance, the animation sector review, an assessment of EU funding for the sector, and a new database mapping academic research on the creative industries.

24 August 2017

Understanding Diversity in the Arts

This report provides a summary of the findings of an online survey which gathered over 1,500 responses in September and October 2016.

14 August 2017

Assessing the European Union's contribution to the arts, media and creative industries in Scotland

Creative Scotland commissioned Euclid to identify EU funded projects focused on or linked to the arts, media and creative industries across the last ten years.

14 June 2017