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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Review of Fair Work in the creative and cultural sectors in Scotland

Creative Scotland commissioned Culture Radar to consider Fair Work, leadership, workforce, and skills development across the Creative and Cultural sectors. This work reviews the current status, with baseline findings from which further work and research can develop. 

13 September 2022

Fairer Recruitment Guide

A practical handbook for employers and small businesses to support fairer work in Scotland’s creative and cultural industries.

13 September 2022

Fair-Work-Recruitment-Guide.pdf

Download the Fairer Recruitment Guide in PDF format.

13 September 2022

Fair-Work-Rates-of-Pay-Signposting-Guide.pdf

Download the Rates of Pay Signposting Guide (opens PDF)

13 September 2022

Archived Websites

We are working with the National Records of Scotland to ensure our current and previous websites have been captured as part of the internet archive.

8 September 2022

Committee-Submission-Final-CEEAC-August-2022.pdf

Submission to the Constitution, Europe, External Affairs and Culture Committee – Budget Scrutiny 2023-24: Funding for Culture.

29 August 2022

Scots Language Centre

Discover fun games, activities and resources themed around Scots on the Scots Language Centre website. This free resource was developed in collaboration with Education Scotland, and the activities are designed to support the teaching and learning of Literacy, English, Modern Languages, and Scots.

26 August 2022