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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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The events putting traditional Scottish music on an international stage

We take a look at the Scottish trad year, from Showcase Scotland to The Visit and WOMEX.

11 March 2019

Last Night From Glasgow: The independent record label championing artists

Last Night From Glasgow is a not-for-profit independent record label based in Glasgow. Ian Smith founded the label in 2016, to support artists who says he felt were "being forced down costly commercial routes", when it came to making records.

18 September 2018

Distant Voices: How Vox Liminis' album aims to spark conversations on criminal justice

Vox Liminis' album - Distant Voices: Not Known at This Address - features the talents of Kris Drever, C Duncan, Admiral Fallow, Emma Pollock and more, alongside people who have experienced the criminal justice system.

24 April 2018

20 years of Drake Music: Bringing disabled musicians centre stage

For the last 20 years, Drake Music Scotland's vision has been to transform people’s lives through the power of music. Now, the organisation has big plans to celebrate its anniversary.

24 April 2018

Scotland x SXSW: The bands that brought Scottish sounds to Texas

South by Southwest is an annual conglomerate of cutting-edge culture, combining film, interactive media and, of course, music. This year, we supported five Scottish artists on their journey to SXSW through the PRS International Showcase Fund.

29 March 2018

Talisk: 'We hope that WOMEX gets how progressive the music in Scotland is'

Award-winning Glasgow-based trio Talisk have been selected to perform at WOMEX 17 World Music Expo in Poland. We spoke to them ahead of their performance to find out how it feels to be selected, what they're hoping to take away from the experience and what's in store for the future.

11 October 2017

Microscopic Dances: Drake Music Scotland's Digital Orchestra premiere bold new work

Microscopic Dances is a collaboration between Drake Music Scotland’s renowned Digital Orchestra (an ensemble of young disabled musicians), the National Youth Orchestras of Scotland and Scottish composer Oliver Searle. We caught up with the organisers to find out more.

10 August 2017

New musical experiment The Secret North to tour Scotland

Six world-class musicians from Scotland, Northern Ireland and Scandinavia come together in a cross-cultural celebration of new music that bridges the divide between folk, classical, traditional and avant-garde in six new compositions.

7 June 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

Revisiting traditional Gaelic song on WHɎTE’s Fairich

We speak to ambient electronic composer and musician Ross Whyte and Gaelic singer-songwriter Alasdair Whyte as they prepare to release their debut album Fairich that fuses traditional Gaelic music with electronica...

13 October 2016

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Approved-Minutes-25-March-2021.pdf

View and download the Creative Scotland Board Minutes from 25 March 2021 in PDF format.

1 June 2021

Small-Grants-Logo-Guidelines.pdf

Download the logo guidelines in PDF format.

29 May 2021

Small Grants Scheme

Download the guidelines and logos for all projects supported by the Youth Arts Fund.

28 May 2021

Archive

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