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Leadership and workforce

We want ideas to be brought to life by a diverse, skilled and connected leadership and workforce that is more confident, knowledgeable and connected, helping to develop more sustainable business models.

Creativity is also a vital part of Scotland’s economy. More than 71,000 people work in creative fields, contributing to some 14,000 creative organisations and businesses. The Arts and Creative Industries combined deliver a turnover of £5.75bn in terms of economic value to the country.

In 2014/15, more than 10,000 people were employed by organisations in receipt of regular or annual funding from Creative Scotland.

Workforce profile infographic 

Creative Scotland made 136 professional development awards (and a further 31 through Open Project Funding for professional development) as well as 80 awards through the Artists’ Bursaries programme.

Organisations in receipt of regular or annual funding employed more than 350 young people through youth employment initiatives.

2014/15 Project Profiles

New development posts get Scotland dancing

New dance development posts were supported as part of Get Scotland Dancing to help increase participation in dance in Perth and Kinross, Inverclyde and Eilean Siar.

More support for theatre and dance producers

The Producers' Project set out to increase capacity in Theatre and Dance production across Scotland, with four venues being selected to host both established and emerging producers. 

From cups of tea to flights overseas – using data to reduce carbon

Travel related carbon emissions are fiddly and time consuming to track. One innovative solution is a unique web-based tool aimed to simplify the process, and improve small organisations’ expenses claim systems at the same time.

Glasgow hub tackles gap in youth arts provision

Glasgow Youth Arts Hub was established by Glasgow Connected Arts Network and partners to provide organisations and young people with a central point for learning, signposting and engagement in the city and beyond.

Leadership and Workforce is one of five ambitions we have reported on in our 2014/15 Annual Review.

Also see our Explore section for the latest stories and showcases of the work of individuals, organisations and projects we support across the arts, screen and creative industries.