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Research Round Up


Our regular research round up provides a useful overview of recent research and statistical reports relevant to the cultural sector in Scotland.

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Previous Editions


May 2017

Published: 18 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.

February 2017

Published: 15 Feb 2017

The role of culture in placemaking and urban regeneration is a focus of a major report from UNESCO, a report from IFACCA looks at the relationship between national and local government in relation to cultural policy, and international research includes festivalisation, internships and audience development.

November 2016

Published: 21 Nov 2016

Further research on the EU referendum; a raft of new cultural statistics; specific research on music, theatre, gaming, screen and museums; reports exploring the relationship of culture to economic and urban development; and much more.

September 2016

Published: 14 Sep 2016

A round up of some of the discourse around the EU Referendum, new statistics on creative industries, deprivation, and attendance and participation, a new study on local cinema and a study of the context in which playwrights operate in Scotland.

June 2016

Published: 20 Jun 2016

In this issue diversity in the Screen Sector is the focus of a number of reports, several longitudinal studies have been published, Nesta look at crowdfunding and technology and a new report reveals attitudes towards the BBC across the UK.