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.

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.

EU Exit

Links to useful information and guidance regarding the UK’s exit from the EU.

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.

Managing Risk

Managing risk is an important part of any project or programme of activity. We want to help you deliver your project or activity successfully, and as all activity involves risk, we want to help you manage the risks you take.

Performing Arts Self-isolation Exemption Scotland

Travelling or returning to Scotland for work as a performing arts professional during COVID-19: Scottish Government Self-isolation Exemptions Guidance.


Resources relating to performing at SXSW.

The Illustrated Freelancer's Guide

The Illustrated Freelancer’s Guide is a practical resource for the increasing number of artists, makers, writers and other creatives working freelance in Scotland today.

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.