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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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Evaluation of Scotland + Venice (2009 - 2017)

Review of the Scotland + Venice Visual Arts programme (from 2009 - 2017), commissioned by Creative Scotland and undertaken by Tessa Jackson OBE and Annabel Jackson Associates in 2017-18.

15 April 2019

CCA: How exhibitions are reaching beyond the gallery space in 2019

We speak to CCA Curator Ainslie Roddick about three CCA exhibitions: Katherine MacBride, Shadi Habib Allah and Emilia Beatriz. Plus, find out more about the CCA Seed Library.

28 February 2019

The Travelling Gallery at 40: A driving force for art in communities

For the last 40 years, the Travelling Gallery has been touring all over Scotland with one key mission: to make art inclusive and accessible for all. Now, an exhibition over two floors at Edinburgh’s City Art Centre will celebrate Travelling Gallery’s journey – past, present and future.

19 June 2018

From Venice to Hawick: The Biennale artists showing at Alchemy

In 2017, 14 art students from six Scottish art colleges were selected for the Professional Development Programme at the Venice Biennale. Now, Alchemy Film Festival is showcasing some of the work created during the programme.

24 April 2018

Narrative: Jenni Fagan on rehabilitation through art

A new exhibition of artwork from prisons, secure hospitals, secure children’s homes and community justice services in Scotland is being curated by acclaimed author and poet Jenni Fagan. We spoke to Jenni to find out more about the project.

19 October 2017

Dundee Urban Orchard project aims to grow creativity and sustainability

Dundee Urban Orchard (DUO) is a city-wide art and horticulture project, which aims to build and care for small-scale orchards in Dundee. It aims to develop new artistic practices, which will speak across communities, and seeks to address global environmental challenges on a local level.

25 July 2017

Look Again Festival asks Aberdonians to see the Granite City through fresh eyes

Look Again Visual Art & Design Festival is a celebration of contemporary visual art and design, showcasing both local and internationally acclaimed talent in Aberdeen. Aiming to challenge the way people see the Granite City, we found out more from Associate Director Hilary Nicoll.

13 April 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

Animation Sector Review

Published in March 2017 as the first comprehensive review of the Animation Sector in Scotland, this independent study was commissioned by Creative Scotland and carried out by BOP Consulting.

15 March 2017

Learning disabilities no barrier as Midlothian artist collective gets creative

A new exhibition of weird and wonderful costumes and humorous, made-up slogans has been created by a group of artists, some who have learning disabilities. We spoke to the group to find out how they've found the ideal conditions for creativity.

7 March 2017

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Mainstreaming-Report-2017-19.pdf

View and download the report in PDF format.

27 October 2020

Arts-in-Education-Recovery-v2.pdf

Download the report on the Arts in Education Recovery Survey in PDF format.

26 October 2020

Arts in Education Recovery Survey

Our Arts in Education survey ran from 3 - 21 August 2020, and sought to provide us with a better understanding of where the arts are well-placed to work with education and learning partners in light of the COVID-19 pandemic.

26 October 2020

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

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

15 October 2020

September 2020

This edition features Creative Scotland commissioned research on audience intentions of returning to cultural events and venues, including a Scottish population survey carried out by 56 Degree Insight.

14 October 2020

Approved-note-20-August-2020.pdf

View and download the Creative Scotland Board Minutes from 20 August 2020 in PDF format.

9 October 2020

Approved-Minutes-Board-meeting-09072020.pdf

View and download the Creative Scotland Board Minutes from 9 July 2020 in PDF format.

9 October 2020

Covid-19-Emergency-Funds-Terms-and-Conditions-FINAL.pdf

Download the Terms & Conditions for our COVID-19 Emergency Fund in PDF format. Last updated September 2020.

30 September 2020

After-the-Interval-and-Act-2-Scotland-Report.pdf

View and download the report in PDF format

24 September 2020

After the Interval / Act 2: Scotland Audience Research

Audience views on returning to live cultural events, booking tickets now and in the future, and missing out on events during lockdown.

24 September 2020