Research Round Up


Our regular research round up provides a useful overview of recent research and statistical reports relevant to the cultural sector in Scotland.

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Previous Editions


June 2022

Published: 14 Jun 2022

This edition features two new reports from the Centre for Cultural value including new Recommendations for Policymakers to support the rebuilding of the UK's creative and cultural sectors and the latest wave of findings from the Cultural Participation Monitor. It also features a new report commissioned by Creative Scotland which aims to better understand how primary schools in Scotland engage with theatre, dance and drama.

April 2022

Published: 13 Apr 2022

This edition features the latest wave of audience intentions research commissioned by Creative Scotland, alongside new survey results exploring COVID-19's impact on cultural participation conducted by Insights Alliance and Purple Seven, and an Arts Council England evaluation of projects which aimed to reduce loneliness and isolation during lockdown through creativity and cultural activity.

February 2022

Published: 11 Feb 2022

This edition features reports which analyse the economic impact of Covid-19 on the cultural sector and freelancers, in addition to updates on audience intentions and cultural participation surveys conducted in the winter months (pre-omicron).

November 2021

Published: 17 Nov 2021

This edition features several ongoing research projects investigating cultural participation and consumption during the COVID-19 pandemic, and what this might mean as we move into a recovery period.

September 2021

Published: 10 Sep 2021

This edition features the findings from the DCMS Covid-19 Events Research Programme and further Covid-19 impact research, plus the Selling Platforms Report for Visual Arts, Craft and Design in Scotland, commissioned by Creative Scotland and a report that explores digital inclusion in the arts and cultural sectors.