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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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