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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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Funding Documents

Documents relating to Creative Scotland funding including: terms and conditions, project monitoring, logos and equalities monitoring forms.

3 April 2014

Festivals Guide 2014

The Guide to Scottish Festivals 2014 was produced by Creative Scotland and The List magazine – carrying over 350 events to showcase a country that celebrates culture.

2 April 2014

Film Sector Review

Published in January 2014, this review of the film sector in Scotland is one of a series commissioned by Creative Scotland that examine key cultural or creative sectors.

2 April 2014

Awards Listings

Monthly listings of funding awards made by Creative Scotland.

21 March 2014

Plans & Strategy Documents

View and download planning and strategy documents relating to Creative Scotland and our work.

19 March 2014

Equalities Monitoring

To monitor the type of applications we receive and the grants we award, we need to collect information which does not directly relate to our assessment of your application. Find out more.

19 March 2014

Complaints Handling

Creative Scotland is committed to providing high-quality customer services. We value complaints and use information from them to help us improve our services.

4 March 2014

Data Protection

Creative Scotland is committed to protecting the rights and privacy of individuals in accordance with the Data Protection Act 1998. We need to process certain information about our staff, customers, and other individuals that we have dealings with for administrative purposes.

4 March 2014

Freedom of Information (FOI)

The Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002 was designed to promote a culture of openness and accountability amongst public sector bodies by providing people with access to the information held by them.

4 March 2014

Environment Policy

Creative Scotland, like all Government bodies in Scotland, has a statutory requirement under the Climate Change (Scotland) Act 2009 to act in the way best calculated to contribute to delivery of the Act’s emissions reduction targets; and to act in a way that it considers most sustainable.

4 March 2014

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SURF – Scotland’s Independent Regeneration Network

SURF works to increase the health and well-being of Scotland’s most disadvantaged communities through regeneration activity. Their Knowledge Centre contains resources and reports on various aspects of regeneration, and place making.

18 November 2014

Architecture and Design Scotland

Architecture and Design Scotland (A+DS) is Scotland's champion for excellence in architecture, placemaking and planning. Across the site they carry lots of information on Smarter Places, Healthier Places, and features on all aspects of place making<

18 November 2014

Scottish Government – Tourism, Culture and Sports statistics

A selection of statistics, trends and data sources which provide more information on culture and tourism in Scotland. In addition, links to other sources of research (out with the Scottish Government) can be found here.

18 November 2014

Planning your event – a practical guide

Produced by EventScotland, this step-by-step guide helps planners to consider every stage of their event or activity from initial idea (and including an explanation of how to use a SWOT analysis) through to post event evaluation.

18 November 2014

Scottish Government – Built Environment and Place Making

Scottish Government policy information on Place Making, and a link to a briefing paper on ‘Participation in Place Making’ which aimed to bring together the built environment agendas of place making and design, with the community agendas of social enterprise, learning and empowerment.

18 November 2014

Project for Public Spaces

Project for Public Spaces (PPS) is a US-based, nonprofit planning, design and educational organisation dedicated to helping people create and sustain public spaces that build stronger communities. Their website provides training resources and a place making blog, rounding up information on projects they’re involved in.

18 November 2014

November 2014

View a copy of the Research Roundup from November 2014

4 November 2014

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

Time to Shine - Youth Arts Award Index

This document offers a summary of Youth Arts award schemes currently available in Scotland.

26 September 2014