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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


December 2017

Published: 21 Dec 2017

A focus on the Creative Industries, with new stats showing significant growth in the sector, and reports on the design and games sectors. Plus, we delve into reports on cultural diplomacy, theatre producers, creative ageing and a number of reports exploring the role and experience of the cultural workforce.

November 2017

Published: 01 Nov 2017

The Scottish Household Survey provides headline figures on cultural engagement; impact is explored in a range of reports focussing on happiness, wellbeing, educational attainment and regeneration; and there are a number of studies which explore the creative labour force including a specific focus on diversity in the screen sector.

August 2017

Published: 24 Aug 2017

A major new report from Creative Scotland on the findings of our Diversity in the Arts survey is just one of a few new reports from us, others include our review of touring theatre and dance, the animation sector review, an assessment of EU funding for the sector, and a new database mapping academic research on the creative industries.

May 2017

Published: 18 May 2017

New data on local authority funding and support for culture; research on the contribution of culture to regeneration and placemaking; equalities research exploring audience diversity and gender equality; and much more.

February 2017

Published: 15 Feb 2017

The role of culture in placemaking and urban regeneration is a focus of a major report from UNESCO, a report from IFACCA looks at the relationship between national and local government in relation to cultural policy, and international research includes festivalisation, internships and audience development.