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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


September 2016

Published: 14 Sep 2016

A round up of some of the discourse around the EU Referendum, new statistics on creative industries, deprivation, and attendance and participation, a new study on local cinema and a study of the context in which playwrights operate in Scotland.

June 2016

Published: 20 Jun 2016

In this issue diversity in the Screen Sector is the focus of a number of reports, several longitudinal studies have been published, Nesta look at crowdfunding and technology and a new report reveals attitudes towards the BBC across the UK.

April 2016

Published: 22 Apr 2016

Featuring VisitScotland’s visitor survey, findings from the AHRC’s Cultural Value project, a recent EU report exploring cultural heritage, new research from UNESCO on cultural diversity and much more.

February 2016

Published: 04 Feb 2016

This issue includes measures of the creative industries at UK, European and global level, results from a survey on social mobility in the arts, several reports exploring the use of digital technology as well as reports on theatre attendance, early years work, arts and criminal justice and intangible cultural heritage

November 2015

Published: 18 Nov 2015

This issue features children and young people in new evaluations of the Youth Music Initiative, Time to Shine and Cashback for Creativity programmes. Other reports address Gaelic, Voluntary Arts and live music in Edinburgh. We also profile a number of new creative industries reports, including updated statistics from the Scottish Government and work by the Creative Industries Federation looking at diversity in the creative industries.