In order to support decision-making and planning, it is essential that Creative Scotland and our partners have access to robust information about the Arts and Creative Industries. We undertake and commission research to better understand both public participation in, and audiences for culture, as well as the economic and social impacts of activities in the sector.
The London 2012 Festival and Cultural Olympiad created an incredible opportunity for Scotland to present a programme of ambitious cultural activity ranging from spectacle and ceremony to more intimate experiences. Scotland’s London 2012 Programme was the national response to the London 2012 Cultural Olympiad, comprising 54 distinct projects. The purpose of this report is to ensure that we capture and understand what we did well for London 2012 but also, importantly, what we can improve for Glasgow 2014 and other events of national significance. It summarises findings from two evaluations of London 2012 cultural activity in Scotland:
- Professor David McGillivray and Professor Gayle McPherson of the University of the West of Scotland led a consortium that conducted an outcome and process evaluation of Scotland's London 2012 Cultural Programme for Creative Scotland. This focusses predominantly on the London 2012 Festival period, from June to September 2012. It identifies a number of lessons for agencies involved in the Glasgow 2014 Cultural Programme. The full report is available here.
- Rocket Science undertook An evaluation of the Legacy Trust UK’s The Scottish Project, comprising four projects managed by Creative Scotland, covering the period November 2009 to March 2013. The full report is available here.
This research study sets out a comprehensive picture of the contribution of the Arts and Creative Industries to the wider Scottish economy. The study uses official statistics, to estimate employment, turnover and Gross Value Added across 16 creative industries. It also addresses a range of additional, wider economic impacts, including tourism impacts and some of the harder to capture employment related to these industries. It was commissioned by Creative Scotland in partnership with Scottish Enterprise and undertaken by DC Research.
In addition to the national contribution study a specific case study on the Outer Hebrides was also commissioned.
Read more about the Economic Contribution Study.
Creative Scotland are undertaking a series of comprehensive sector reviews with the aim of:
Read more about our Sector Reviews.
In support of the ArtWorks Scotland programme, Creative Scotland contracted Consillium Research and Consultancy to undertake research that focuses on the skills, knowledge and qualities that artists need to deliver high quality engagement in participatory settings.
|Scotland accounts for almost 15% of the UK’s total craft businesses (3,350 from a UK total of 23,000), working predominantly in jewellery, textiles and ceramics. Craft in an Age of Change examines the place of contemporary craft at the beginning of the 21st century. This survey of over 2,000 makers, retailers, educators, writers and curators is the first of its kind to be conducted simultaneously in England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland. |
Creative Scotland seeks to develop policies that will enhance the economic contribution of the Arts and Creative Industries. We commissioned a scoping study to review existing impact studies, scope the extent and quality of available data and recommend an approach for conducting a Scotland-wide economic impact study (EIS). This study was undertaken by EKOS Limited; they set out what is achievable through an EIS of Scotland’s arts and creative industries and how best to gather information that can be easily replicated by sector bodies.
nmp were commissioned by Creative Scotland and Scottish Enterprise to provide research, analysis and recommendations to improve current public sector support which attracts and incentivises broadcast and TV production in Scotland.
The following study by Lucy Mason, examines ways in which Creative Scotland might best enable producing support for Scotland’s independent performing artists.
Creative Identities was an ambitious 18-month pilot programme which was part of the Scottish Government's CashBack for Communities programme. It aimed to provide a wide range of arts and moving image activities to young people aged 10-19 in Scotland. The evaluation was conducted by PZA Consulting.
|For research reports which were published prior to 2010 please see the archived websites of the Scottish Arts Council and Scottish Screen.|
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