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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September 2021

This edition features the findings from the DCMS Covid-19 Events Research Programme and further Covid-19 impact research, plus the Selling Platforms Report for Visual Arts, Craft and Design in Scotland, commissioned by Creative Scotland and a report that explores digital inclusion in the arts and cultural sectors.

10 September 2021

The-Illustrated-Freelancer-Guide.pdf

Download the Illustrated Freelancer's Guide in PDF format.

6 September 2021

The Illustrated Freelancer's Guide

The Illustrated Freelancer’s Guide is a practical resource for the increasing number of artists, makers, writers and other creatives working freelance in Scotland today.

6 September 2021

Approved-minutes-Board-meeting-20-May-2021.pdf

View and download the Creative Scotland Board Minutes from 20 May 2021 in PDF format.

13 August 2021

Managing Risk

Managing risk is an important part of any project or programme of activity. We want to help you deliver your project or activity successfully, and as all activity involves risk, we want to help you manage the risks you take.

29 July 2021

Creative-Scotland-Annual-Plan-2021-22.pdf

Download the 2021-22 Annual Plan in PDF format.

6 July 2021

Annual Plan 2021-22

We produce an Annual Plan each year, which sets out our budgets, our priority areas of work and explains the work we will deliver over the course of the next 12 months to support the arts, screen and creative industries

6 July 2021

Selling-Platforms-Research-Report.pdf

Download the Selling Platforms report in PDF format.

5 July 2021

Selling Platforms for Art, Craft and Design in Scotland: A Report

The Selling Platforms Report for Visual Arts, Craft and Design in Scotland was commissioned by Creative Scotland in 2019 and gives an important insight into the experience of people working in the sector in a variety of roles, from the maker to the seller.

5 July 2021

EDIOutcomes2021-22Final.pdf

Download the 2021/22 Equalities Outcomes in PDF format.

29 June 2021