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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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Interactive tool from Dundee collective helps young people discuss mental health

Can video games help young people talk about mental health? Dundee-based video game designers Biome Collective think so, with a new interactive tool that aims to do just that.

4 September 2018

Learning disabilities no barrier as Midlothian artist collective gets creative

A new exhibition of weird and wonderful costumes and humorous, made-up slogans has been created by a group of artists, some who have learning disabilities. We spoke to the group to find out how they've found the ideal conditions for creativity.

7 March 2017

Lady Macbeth reimagined for Deaf audiences

Solar Bear’s co-production with Company Chordelia of Lady Macbeth: Unsex Me Here was a unique production in many ways - working with both D/deaf and hearing performers, seamlessly weaving British Sign Language into the choreography of the dance/theatre piece, it aimed to allow D/deaf audience members to have a similar experience to the hearing audience.

30 March 2016

A focus on diversity at Glasgow 2014

A focus on diversity was a key priority during the Glasgow 2014 Cultural Programme. We look at the programme of work by diverse artists that was felt to be both high quality, and of real significance.

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

Equalities in Creative Scotland

We are refreshing our approach to equalities to put more focus on being fair, enabling, transparent and distinctive and working to ensure that we have a positive influence on wider creative practice and people’s experience of the arts and culture in Scotland.

4 March 2014

Cultural Consumption in Scotland

Analysis of SHS Culture Module data, exploring different 'types' of cultural consumers and the influences on such consumption.

9 March 2011

Child's play: the links between childhood encouragement and adult engagement in arts and culture

This analysis was undertaken in-house within the Scottish Government by using large scale data from the 2007/8 Scottish Household Survey Culture (and Sport) Module. It explores the role of childhood encouragement to participate in and attend cultural activities in promoting cultural participation and attendance in adult life.

17 December 2010

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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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