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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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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