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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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Face to Face Expressive Arts During COVID-19

Eight case studies profiling face to face work with children and young people in schools and communities. The report was commissioned by the Arts in Education Recovery Group.

3 March 2021

CashBack-for-Creativity-Year-2-Evaluation.pdf

Download the report in PDF format

8 December 2020

CashBack for Creativity: Year 2 Evaluation Report

An evaluation of Year 2 of CashBack for Creativity, which offers young people across Scotland the opportunity to engage in creative and cultural activity.

8 December 2020

CashBack for Creativity: Year 3 and Summative Evaluation Report

An evaluation of Year 3 of CashBack for Creativity, which offers young people across Scotland the opportunity to engage in creative and cultural activity.

8 December 2020

A Creative Decade; Measuring the Impact of CashBack for Creativity

This Media Education report explores the challenges of evaluating long-term impact, highlighting effective evaluation carried out by Cashback-funded organisations, and offering important considerations for funders and youth arts providers.

8 December 2020

United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child Report 2020

This is our first report on our work in relation to the UNCRC, looking at where we are now and what areas need more work to make sure we’re doing the best job we can to uphold children’s rights within our remit.

20 November 2020

What it's like to work as part of the NYAAG

Hannah Poyner from Inverness talks to us about her experience of being a member of NYAAG - the National Youth Arts Advisory Group.

3 December 2018

How Creative Traineeships are helping young people to 'get a foot in the door'

In February 2018, we announced nine year-long full time traineeships for young people aged between 16-24, which were developed to help young people progress a career in the arts, screen and creative industries. We caught up with a handful of trainees to find out how they're getting on.

17 September 2018

Saving the world (...ish) at Chrysalis Youth Theatre Festival

We speak to writer and director Nicholas Barton-Wines, whose production "How to Save the World...ish" will feature at the Chrysalis Youth Theatre Festival from Friday 17 November.

13 November 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

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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