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Resources

This section contains a database of all Creative Scotland's publications as well as a growing list of external resources for the arts, screen and creative industries.

The tabs, tags and search options below should allow you to quickly narrow down your search, alternatively you can browse by category on the left of the page.

Also see our Publication Scheme which sets out the key information that we routinely make available and how to access it.

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In Motion: capturing the evolving world of screen dance

A new series of online films created by The Work Room and commissioned by The Space aims to showcase independent dance artists making work for screen in Scotland. We spoke to producer Katrina McPherson about this evolving artform.

25 April 2018

Contemporary dance meets cutting-edge tech with AbstrACTION

Bright Side Studios and Janis Claxton Dance have collaborated on an innovative new digital work, capturing the movements of professional dancers and projecting them into a Virtual Reality experience.

2 August 2017

Get Creative Weekend 2017

People across the UK will Get Creative next weekend (Friday 7 - Sunday 9 April) as part of a national campaign aimed at celebrating everyday creativity. We find out what's in store at some of the venues putting on events across Scotland.

30 March 2017

Dance from Scotland at Tanzmesse nrw 2016: Chalk About by Curious Seed

As we look forward to Scotland's dance sector being represented at Tanzmesse nrw we share the third of our features focusing on outstanding collaborative projects and exchanges between Scottish artists and international partners; Curious Seed's Chalk About.

29 August 2016

Dancing diggers with SURGE and Motionhouse

What happens when you combine an internationally acclaimed outdoor dance company, ten physical performance practitioners and three choreographed JCB diggers?

30 March 2016

Pioneers of Performance at the Work Room

Curated by The Work Room, Pioneers of Performance was a day-long festival of fun, lively and thought-provoking performance and dance theatre, created by independent artists working in Scotland.

30 March 2016

Lady Macbeth reimagined for Deaf audiences

Solar Bear’s co-production with Company Chordelia of Lady Macbeth: Unsex Me Here was a unique production in many ways - working with both D/deaf and hearing performers, seamlessly weaving British Sign Language into the choreography of the dance/theatre piece, it aimed to allow D/deaf audience members to have a similar experience to the hearing audience.

30 March 2016

New development posts get Scotland dancing

New dance development posts were supported as part of Get Scotland Dancing to help increase participation in dance in Perth and Kinross, Inverclyde and Eilean Siar.

10 December 2015

Dance companies showcase their work through Made in Scotland

On the back of their involvement in the Made in Scotland Showcase 2014, the dance companies involved have all significantly increased their international profile and touring.

10 December 2015

Hyperchoreography gets audiences dancing

Goat Media’s ongoing journey through innovative and interactive dance experiences – fusing choreography and technology together, and giving participants the chance to become a central part of the action.

9 December 2015

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16 April 2021

Annual Review 2019/20

This report is our Annual Review of Performance covering the period from 1 April 2019 to 31 March 2020, as the effects of the pandemic started to be felt by Scotland’s creative sectors.

13 April 2021

Annual-Review-2019_20.pdf

View and download the Annual Review of Performance 2019/20 in PDF format.

13 April 2021

International

Creative Scotland operates in a broader national and international context, working closely with our partners to provide leadership and advocacy for the arts, screen and creative industries in Scotland. The fifth of our 10-year Ambitions is ensuring that Scotland is a distinctive creative nation connected to the world.

13 April 2021

Creativity Matters

Underpinning all our work is a strong commitment to the importance of creativity to the lives of the people of Scotland and this is supported through communications activity under the banner of #CreativityMatters.

13 April 2021

Access and Enjoyment

We are committed to increasing the quantity and quality of opportunities for people of all ages to experience and learn from the arts, screen and creative industries, wherever they are in Scotland. The second of our 10-year Ambitions is that everyone can access and enjoy artistic and creative experiences.

13 April 2021

Leadership and Workforce

We work to support the development of sustainable business models in the arts, screen and creative industries and to strengthen the talent and skills needed to develop sustainable careers through sectoral partnerships.

13 April 2021

Gaelic Showcase

The Gaelic Showcase is an event for Showcase Scotland delegates showcasing the diversity of Gaelic music and the role of the arts in supporting Gaelic, giving it a platform to people around the world.

13 April 2021

Excellence and Experimentation

We support individuals and organisations across Scotland to develop and produce high quality work, both through funding and by helping them to create time and space to develop their practice. Our ambition is that excellence and experimentation across the arts, screen and creative industries are recognised and valued.

13 April 2021

Places and Quality of Life

We work in partnership with Local Authorities and others to embed creativity and culture in communities and ensure locally distinctive work is valued and encouraged. Places and quality of life are transformed through imagination, ambition and an understanding of the potential of creativity.

13 April 2021