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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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

Young people embrace the arts in West Dunbartonshire with #FreshCreations

We take a look at how a youth arts hub in West Dunbartonshire is transforming access to the arts for young people.

30 March 2016

Trails and Tales programme gets creative with local history

Trails and Tales is a multi-faceted arts and heritage programme which brings artists together with communities across East Dunbartonshire to explore their own local history and heritage

30 March 2016

Bringing trad music to school

By bringing traditional music and song to every primary school pupil across the Highland Region, this project builds skills and confidence in its young participants, whilst also developing the tutors and boosting the wider community.

10 December 2015

Hyperchoreography gets audiences dancing

Goat Media’s ongoing journey through innovative and interactive dance experiences – fusing choreography and technology together, and giving participants the chance to become a central part of the action.

9 December 2015

A celebration of books for all ages

Book Week Scotland is a national celebration of books and the written word run by Scottish Book Trust in partnership with Creative Scotland, Scotland’s libraries and a host of other partners.

9 December 2015

Blood Wedding’s glorious diversity

Blood Wedding was an exciting co-production incorporating accessible aesthetics in a modern retelling of Federico Garcia Lorca’s classic. With a fully inclusive cast, this version placed ‘a glorious diversity’ of people centre stage.

9 December 2015

Disabled artists and the Glasgow 2014 Cultural Programme

Disabled artists made a significant contribution to the Glasgow 2014 Cultural Programme, creating and presenting new and exciting work for everyone, and responding with vision and energy to the call to create the most ambitious programme of cultural activity every seen in Scotland.

9 December 2015

Annual Plan 2014-15

The Annual Plan for 2014-15 details our activities for the year, budgets and performance measures. It also explains how we will deliver our work to support the ambitions and priorities set out earlier this year in Creative Scotland’s 10-year shared plan, Unlocking Potential, Embracing Ambition.

11 June 2014

Cultural Attendance and Public Mental Health

The research on the health benefits of intensive engagement with creative and cultural activities through art therapy and workshops led by artists is well recognised in the literature on cultural impact. In general, this engagement involves small numbers and, in the current climate, is unlikely to receive sufficient investment to make a difference at a population level.

1 July 2010

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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

June 2021

This edition features the latest wave of audience intentions research commissioned by Creative Scotland, a report on the post-pandemic landscape of Scottish Literary Festivals plus other COVID-19 impact related reports.

29 June 2021

NYAGG_Report_ONLINE.pdf

Culture and Connection examines how young people across Scotland can shape their creative future. It's based on findings from the National Youth Arts Advisory Group, and a national survey of young people, conducted by Young Scot.

25 June 2021

COVID-19 Population Survey: Wave 3

This report sets out the findings of the third wave of our COVID-19 Population Survey research, with fieldwork undertaken between the 7th and 17th May 2021.

23 June 2021

Creative-Scotland-COVID-19-Population-Survey-Wave-3-FINAL.pdf

Download the summary report in PDF format

23 June 2021