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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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What's Going on Now report

What’s Going On Now? (WGON) is a major and once-in-a-generation examination of music education and youth music-making in Scotland.

26 February 2019

Discovering creative career paths through CashBack

In the latest in our series of features exploring the positive impact of the CashBack for Creativity programme, we see how one teenager got the chance to kickstart a creative career.

30 August 2018

Creative-Learning-Review_FINAL.pdf

In 2016/17, Creative Scotland undertook a review of our creative learning remit, intended to support us and the wider sector to develop a shared understanding of creative learning, and to inform future priorities for work in this area.

14 March 2017

Creative Learning Review

Creative Scotland undertook a review of our creative learning remit during 2016/17. This review intended to support Creative Scotland and the wider sector to develop a shared understanding of creative learning so that it can be effectively embedded across all of our work and across the work of the organisations we fund. The review will inform Creative Scotland’s future priorities for work in this area over the next five years.

28 June 2016

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

Quality Perspectives - Artists and Partners

In 2012 and 2013 research was conducted with the ArtWorks Scotland supported Peer to Peer Networks. This research aimed to gain a clearer understanding of the PPN Membership and their practice as artists in participatory settings.

3 June 2014

Creativity Portal

Creativity is increasingly recognised as an essential higher order skill for learning, life and work and is a vital element in the delivery of Scotland’s Curriculum for Excellence. The portal is a one-stop shop for teachers, community learning leaders and educators across lifelong learning.

24 March 2014

Scotland's Creative Learning Plan

Scotland’s Creative Leaning Plan is the result of work by a partnership of organisations working across Scotland in education and creativity and sets out an ambitious vision for creativity in education over the next 10 years.

25 September 2013

ArtWorks Scotland Research: Phase 2

Phase Two involved more in depth study through consultation with over 200 artists (through the peer to peer networks), as well as employers/commissioners, cultural organisations, HE and FE institutions and other bodies, to define the skills and support needed in detail.

1 October 2012

C21 Literacy: what is it and how do we get it?

21st Century Literacy’ was a Creative Futures Think Tank initiative. Creative Futures is a programme launched by Creative Scotland in 2011 to promote the professional development, vision, connectivity and ambitions of Scotland’s creative practitioners and organisations. The key aim of the 21st Century Literacy initiative was to bring together many voices and interests seeking to promote literacy development, create new synergies and provide a focus for innovation. This entailed

1 May 2012

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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