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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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Arts Infopoint UK

Arts Infopoint UK is a pilot initiative to support the arts sector with free information on practical issues relating to artist mobility.

22 January 2021

COVID19-Audience-Report-Wave-2-Summary.pdf

Download the Summary report in PDF format

14 January 2021

RFO-Comms-27-Nov-2020.pdf

Communication issued to Creative Scotland's Regularly Funded Organisations (RFOs) on 27 November 2020.

13 January 2021

November 2020

This edition features Creative Scotland commissioned research on audience intentions and the latest Covid-19 research, including UNESCO’S policy guide for a resilient creative sector, and a systematic literature review of studies surrounding singing and brass, woodwind and bagpipe playing.

7 January 2021

BiodiversityReport_CreativeScotland_Level3.pdf

This Biodiversity Report outlines the steps Creative Scotland is taking to incorporate biodiversity measures into our wider policies, plans and strategies. In PDF format.

16 December 2020

Creative-Scotland-December-Update-for-CTEEA.pdf

The latest update on Creative Scotland's work to support the sector during the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic.

16 December 2020

Performing Arts Self-isolation Exemption Scotland

Travelling or returning to Scotland for work as a performing arts professional during COVID-19: Scottish Government Self-isolation Exemptions Guidance.

16 December 2020