Research from the Cultural Sector

Face to Face Expressive Arts During COVID-19

Published: 03 Mar 2021

Eight case studies profiling face to face work with children and young people in schools and communities. The report was commissioned by the Arts in Education Recovery Group.

Where are the women? Part 2

Published: 05 Nov 2020

Analysis of creative roles by gender in Scottish theatre 2019/2020. Commissioned by Stellar Quines.

Environment and Conservation Organisations Coronavirus Impact Survey Report

Published: 07 Apr 2020

UK-wide survey of the impact of the coronavirus on the environment sector, conducted between 20 and 24 March 2020.

Economic Insight into the impact of COVID-19 across the Heritage Sector

Published: 07 Apr 2020

This Briefing summarises The National Lottery Heritage Fund’s evidence of the economic impact of the coronavirus (COVID-19) on heritage UK wide.

What's Going on Now report

Published: 26 Feb 2019

What’s Going On Now? (WGON) is a major and once-in-a-generation examination of music education and youth music-making in Scotland.

Cultural Cities Enquiry report

Published: 05 Feb 2019

We welcome this report of the Cultural Cities Enquiry and its focus on how strategic investment in culture can drive inclusive growth in cities. It demonstrates how more support for culture will realise major gains for the UK's economy and urban populations.

Edinburgh Festivals Impact Study (July 2016)

Published: 26 Jul 2016

Commissioned by Edinburgh’s Festivals, the 2015 Impact Study was produced by leading international specialists BOP Consulting. The study, which surveyed 29,000 people, reveals that the Edinburgh Festivals attracted combined audiences of more than 4.5 million in 2015.

Living Culture and Tourism in Scotland

Published: 30 Dec 2015

In work commissioned by Creative Scotland, Professor Alison McCleery and her team at Edinburgh Napier University have investigated the safeguarding and promotion of living culture through its integration into the tourist experience. The report includes case studies in Angus and Dundee, Inverclyde, the Banffshire Coast and the Uists.

Tales from the Drawing Board: IP wisdom and woes from Scotland’s creative industries

Published: 10 Nov 2015

This collection of cases is a free resource intended to help creative businesses to navigate the landscape of intellectual property (IP) legal issues, protection tools, and management dilemmas. Each case deals with daily IP challenges as experienced by creative practitioners in Computer Games, Dance & Theatre, Fashion & Product Design, Film & Television, and Music & Publishing.

Scottish Government Growth Sector Statistics - Creative Industries

Published: 08 Oct 2015

The latests statistics on the Creative Industries in Scotland are now available. The findings show that the Creative Industries GVA in 2013 (the most recent year in which figures are available) was £3.7 billion.