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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 2016.

13 December 2016

Arts Strategy 2016-17

This Arts Strategy sets out Creative Scotland’s commitment to increasing the reach, relevance and contribution that artists and art make to life in Scotland.

9 August 2016

Youth Music Initiative Funding Documents

Welcome Pack, reporting forms and guidance for recipients of Youth Music Initiative funding.

21 July 2016

Creative Industries Strategy 2016-17

This Creative Industries Strategy is one of three, sitting alongside the strategies for Arts and Screen. It focuses on supporting creative companies and businesses aiming to be self-sustaining. All three strategies will be reviewed and refreshed in 2017.

12 May 2016

Annual Plan 2016-17

The plan for 2016-17 explains the work we will deliver over the course of the next year and provides us with a baseline to report against our performance each year. Our 2016-17 Plan contributes to the delivery of our 10-year plan Unlocking Potential, Embracing Ambition.

18 April 2016


View and download Creative Scotland board minutes from 2016.

5 April 2016

Creative Scotland National Lottery Logos

Download the National Lottery logos here. To find out more about how to acknowledge our support correctly, please read our Accreditation Guidelines.

7 March 2016

Supporting Sunset Song

The long-awaited adaptation of the classic novel by Lewis Grassic Gibbon, Sunset Song, was developed and produced with support from Creative Scotland’s Film and Television funding programme.

11 December 2015


Creative Scotland, and the creative individuals and organisations that we support, operate in a broader national and international context and we want Scotland to be a distinctive creative nation connected to the world.

10 December 2015

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.

10 December 2015

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CashBack for Creativity Phase 3 Interim Report

An independent interim report on phase 3 of the Cashback for Creativity programme.

15 November 2016

Implications of the EU referendum for the creative and cultural sector in Scotland

This report summaries the responses to a survey Creative Scotland conducted to better understand how the EU referendum result might affect the work of organisations and individuals within Scotland’s arts, screen and creative industries.

7 November 2016

Equalities, Diversity and Inclusion Action Plans: A Toolkit

The Equalities, Diversity and Inclusion Action Plan Toolkit was produced in 2015 to support Creative Scotland’s Regularly Funded Organisations 2015-18 to prepare and produce their Equality, Diversity and Inclusion Action Plans.

17 October 2016


TRACS represents the traditional arts in Scotland and is a collaboration between three forums: Music, Storytelling and Dance.

14 October 2016

Scottish Poetry Library

The Scottish Poetry Library is a unique national resource and advocate for the art of poetry, and Scottish poetry in particular.

14 October 2016

Shetland ForWirds

Shetland ForWirds celebrates Shetland dialect in literary and oral material, and is also home to a Shetland Dictionary, a dialect map and teaching resources.

14 October 2016

Theatre Gu Leòr

A contemporary Gaelic theatre company is committed to producing high quality Gaelic theatre through the use of multi-media and digital technologies.

14 October 2016

Scots Radio

Scots Radio is a monthly podcast that speaks about the culture and news of people who use Scots in their working world. The site features interviews, videos, resources and news.

14 October 2016

Scots Scriever

In partnership with the National Library of Scotland, Creative Scotland funds the Scots Scriever. This two-year residency has a focus on producing original creative work in Scots, and raising awareness, appreciation and use of Scots across the country.

14 October 2016

Stòrlann Nàiseanta na Gàidhlig

Stòrlann Nàiseanta na Gàidhlig coordinates the production and distribution of Gaelic educational resources throughout Scotland. Through their programme, resources are distributed free of charge to nurseries, primary schools, secondary schools and lifelong learning groups.

14 October 2016