Creative Scotland Research

Evaluation of Luminate: Years One and Two

Published: 24 Oct 2014

This Interim Report sets out the findings of the evaluation for the first two years of Luminate, 2012 and 2013.

Mapping Three City Networks

Published: 11 Sep 2014

This report presents the findings of a review of three Creative City Networks (Creative Dundee, Creative Edinburgh and Creative Stirling), each part funded by Creative Scotland. The study is intended to provide information on the impact of each network on its respective city, identifying potential for future development, and any lessons that might be adopted in other cities.

Cultural Engagement in Scotland

Published: 24 Jun 2014

Creative Scotland has produced a briefing which summarises the quantitative evidence available on cultural engagement in Scotland.

Get Scotland Dancing: A Literature Review

Published: 01 Mar 2014

The purpose of the Get Scotland Dancing literature review is to provide an overview of relevant reports and statistical publications, summarise patterns of participation in dance activity, motivations for and barriers to participation and evidence of links between dance activity and health and well-being outcomes.

Learning from Scotland's London 2012 Festival Programme

Published: 09 Dec 2013

The London 2012 Festival and Cultural Olympiad created an incredible opportunity for Scotland to present a programme of ambitious cultural activity ranging from spectacle and ceremony to more intimate experiences. Scotland’s London 2012 Programme was the national response to the London 2012 Cultural Olympiad, comprising 54 distinct projects.

Creating Change

Published: 03 Dec 2013

The arts have a long history of success within the criminal justice system in Scotland. The work of numerous individual artists and arts organisations – from the special unit at Barlinnie, the readers in residence programme to the recent Inspiring Change initiative – have done a great deal to demonstrate the effectiveness of the arts in justice settings.

Evaluating Scotland's London 2012 Cultural Programme

Published: 01 Dec 2013

From 2011-2013, Professor David McGillivray and Professor Gayle McPherson led a consortium that conducted an impact evaluation of Scotland’s London 2012 Cultural Programme for Creative Scotland.

Evaluation of the Scottish Project

Published: 01 Apr 2013

The Scottish Project was a Legacy Trust UK (LTUK) four-year programme designed to celebrate the 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games and to create a lasting legacy. It was the Scottish contribution to LTUK’s 12 regional programmes developed to ensure that communities across the UK benefited from the Olympics, Paralympics and Cultural Olympiad. Creative Scotland managed the programme and added an additional £1.5m funding.

Dance and Older People - Evaluation Project Report and Film

Published: 01 Oct 2012

During 2010 to 2012 Creative Scotland commissioned a pilot project to establish new programmes of work that engaged older people. Three projects were supported over the two year period in Edinburgh, West Lothian and Glasgow. In order to assess the impact of the pilot projects and highlight the experiences of those who took part, an evaluation team comprising of Lucy Mason (arts consultant and producer), Nicholas Bone (theatre and film producer) and Kevin Cameron (filmmaker) was commissioned to produce a detailed project report and accompanying short film.

Economic Contribution Study 2012

Published: 01 Jun 2012

This research study sets out a comprehensive picture of the contribution of the Arts and Creative Industries to the wider Scottish economy.