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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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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

Screen Unit

Proposal for a Screen Unit within Creative Scotland, presenting a more collaborative inter-agency approach and clear leadership on public sector interventions and support for Scotland’s screen sector.

5 September 2017

Animation Sector Review

Published in March 2017 as the first comprehensive review of the Animation Sector in Scotland, this independent study was commissioned by Creative Scotland and carried out by BOP Consulting.

15 March 2017

Creative Scotland's Corporate Parenting Plan

This Action Plan sets out what we will undertake up to April 2018 in order to fulfil our statutory duties as a Corporate Parent, under The Children and Young People (Scotland) Act 2014.

28 February 2017

Screen Sector Leadership Group

A Screen Sector Leadership Group (SSLG) was established in 2016 to facilitate engagement with the screen industry and to enable public bodies to understand and respond to its needs better. Creative Scotland administers the group.

13 February 2017

Annual Review 2015/16

This report is our Annual Review of Performance covering the period from 1 April 2015 to 31 March 2016.

19 December 2016


Examples of creative individuals and organisations that we supported in 2015/16, who are operating in a broader national and international context, helping to make Scotland a distinctive creative nation connected to the world.

19 December 2016

Leadership and workforce

Profiles of a few of the many 2015/16 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.

19 December 2016

Excellence and experimentation

In 2015/16, 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.

19 December 2016

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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

A Review of Touring Theatre and Dance in Scotland

This Review has been undertaken to better understand how touring theatre and dance in Scotland operates, how it has changed in recent years and what impact Creative Scotland’s funding has in this area.

29 May 2017

Animation Sector Review

Published in March 2017 as the first comprehensive review of the Animation Sector in Scotland, this independent study was commissioned by Creative Scotland and carried out by BOP Consulting.

22 May 2017

May 2017

New data on local authority funding and support for culture; research on the contribution of culture to regeneration and placemaking; equalities research exploring audience diversity and gender equality; and much more.

18 May 2017

Publishing Scotland

The network, trade and development body for the book publishing sector in Scotland. In March 2017 they produced New Books Scotland Spring/Summer 2017 to help Scotland-based writers and publishers find new audiences.

27 March 2017