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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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Scotland's Creative Industries Partnership

Scotland's Creative Industries Partnership (SCIP) was established in 2009 by the Scottish Government and remitted to Creative Scotland to chair.

8 September 2015

Annual Plan 2015-16

This plan sets out in detail the work that we will deliver throughout the year, building on everything that was achieved last year and further strengthening the organisation to deliver its role as a funder, developer, influencer and advocate for the wide range of sectors that we serve.

13 July 2015


Creative Scotland's Annual Report, Accounts and National Lottery Accounts for the financial year ending 31 March 2014

10 July 2015


Creative Scotland's Annual Report, Accounts and National Lottery Accounts for the financial year ending 31 March 2013

10 July 2015


Creative Scotland's Annual Report, Accounts and National Lottery Accounts for the financial year ending 31 March 2011

10 July 2015

Creative Scotland's Strategic Plans

Creative Scotland has a 10-year plan setting out a shared vision for the arts, screen and creative industries in Scotland. The plan also sets out our ambitions for the next 10 years, underpinned by the priorities that will frame our work over the next three years.

16 June 2015


View and download Creative Scotland board minutes from 2015.

4 June 2015

Scots Language Policy

Creative Scotland's first Scots Language Policy, underlines our commitment to supporting the language through our own work and the work that we fund across the arts, screen and creative industries.

2 June 2015

Visual Arts Sector Review

Published in October 2016, this report draws on evidence gathered from more than 1000 individual artists and organisations through open session discussions and online surveys

23 April 2015


Here you will find additional information for applying for Screen funding.

16 April 2015

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Evaluation Infographics

A series of infographics detailing the key statistics from the evaluation.

4 June 2015

A Celebration of the Glasgow 2014 Cultural Programme

This film was commissioned by Creative Scotland and Glasgow Life to celebrate the creative and cultural response to Scotland's hosting of the XX Commonwealth Games.

3 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

The Social Impacts of Engagement with Culture and Sport

From CASE: The Culture and Sport Evidence Programme, this reviews the current evidence base for the social impacts of engaging with culture and sport. It focusses on the four main areas of social impact: improved health; reduced crime; increased social capital and improved education outcomes.

18 May 2015

Round Up Archive

13 May 2015

Sistema Scotland - Initial Findings

First findings from the long term study of the charity Sistema Scotland’s Big Noise orchestras in Stirling’s Raploch and Glasgow’s Govanhill show evidence of positive change to children’s lives. The evaluation was conducted in three parts by the Glasgow Centre for Population Health, looking at the impact of the programme as a whole, Education Scotland, looking at the impact on the children in school and a PhD student at Glasgow Caledonian University who undertook an economic impact

1 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

April 2015

View a copy of the Research Roundup from April 2015

14 April 2015

February 2015

View a copy of the Research Roundup from February 2015

11 February 2015

Time to Shine Update - October 2014

Download an update from Time to Shine One Year On, held at Perth Concert Hall on 2 October 2014.

6 February 2015