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Guidance and Toolkits

An Introduction to Scotland's Languages

Find out about the indigenous languages of Scotland, Gaelic and Scots. Both languages are part of our history and culture with rich oral traditions still very much alive in song, drama and storytelling.

Brexit - links to key information

To help keep in touch with the process of Brexit and the advice being published, we have created this page to link to relevant information.

Creating Safety

Creating Safety provides guidance on child protection for individuals and organisations involved in delivering artistic, cultural and creative projects for children and young people in Scotland.

Creative Place Awards Resources

To help you in pulling your Creative Place Awards application together, we thought it would be useful to signpost you to some relevant information and online resources.

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.

Governance in the Arts and Creative Industries

Good governance is vital in enabling arts and creative organisations to thrive in increasingly challenging times. See guidance and advice on various aspects of governance.


Resources relating to performing at SXSW.

The Performing Artist's Audience Workbook

The Performing Artist’s Audience Workbook is designed to encourage artists to think more about potential audiences, and explore the value their work brings to those who experience it.

Time to Shine - Youth Arts Award Index

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

Working in Scottish Prisons - guide for artists

This guide is designed to support artists and practitioners who are engaged in the delivery of creative work in the context of a prison or secure institution.