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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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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

Literature and Publishing Sector Review

Published in July 2015, this review was undertaken to provide a complete overview of Scotland’s literature and publishing sector and inform future work that will best support the sector.

23 July 2014

Music Sector Review

Published in September 2013, this review takes in the full spectrum of Scotland’s music and the music sector.

5 December 2013

Dance Sector Review

Published in October 2012, the Dance Sector Review was undertaken to provide an overview of the dance sector in Scotland and inform future funding priorities for Creative Scotland.

5 December 2013

Theatre Sector Review

Published in June 2012, the review of the theatre sector in Scotland was undertaken on behalf of Creative Scotland by Christine Hamilton Consulting and took place between 1 Oct 2011 - 30 April 2012.

5 December 2013

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Visual Artist and Craft Maker Awards (VACMA) Evaluation

An evaluation of the Visual Artist and Craft Makers Awards, a small funding and development programme for visual artists and craft makers, managed locally by partners in local authority areas.

25 July 2018

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

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

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

Arts and Criminal Justice Programme Evaluation

This evaluation focusses on a number of arts projects within both the criminal and community justice systems funded through the Arts and Criminal Justice Programme.

4 February 2016

Glasgow 2014 Cultural Programme Evaluation

The XX Commonwealth Games in Glasgow provided Scotland with a significant opportunity to create a long-lasting, meaningful cultural legacy that would reinforce the contribution a strong, vibrant cultural offer brings to our all our lives, as well as enhancing how we are perceived nationally and internationally. This evaluation of the Cultural Programme was jointly commissioned by Creative Scotland and Glasgow Life.

8 June 2015

ArtWorks Scotland Report 2011-14

This report was prepared by Hilary Nicoll, Freelance Project Manager, ArtWorks Scotland, with support from Graeme Reekie, Evaluation Support Scotland, and Chrissie Ruckley, Development Officer, Creative Scotland and ArtWorks Scotland Project Lead.

22 May 2015

Creative Learning Plan Report

This report evaluates the effectiveness and impact of the partnership and delivery of Scotland's Creative Learning Plan, during its first phase of delivery (between 2012-2014).

27 April 2015

Evaluation of Luminate: Years One and Two

This Interim Report sets out the findings of the evaluation for the first two years of Luminate, 2012 and 2013.

24 October 2014

Developing a Foundation for Quality Guidance

This report was commissioned through Creative Learning in Creative Scotland and was linked to the work of ArtWorks: developing practice in participatory settings, and in particular the ArtWorks Scotland pathfinder.

2 October 2014