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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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Break into film and TV drama with Hit The Ground Running

For 10 years, Hit The Ground Running has been providing training for people interested in working in film and television drama, with alumni going on to work on Outlander, Shetland, Penny Dreadful and others. We spoke to organiser Linda Fraser to hear more.

20 December 2017

Picture Hooks scheme draws together Scotland's emerging illustrators

Picture Hooks is a development programme set up to support and encourage new and emerging illustrators, offering training, mentoring and events.

30 March 2016

New development posts get Scotland dancing

New dance development posts were supported as part of Get Scotland Dancing to help increase participation in dance in Perth and Kinross, Inverclyde and Eilean Siar.

10 December 2015

More support for theatre and dance producers

The Producers' Project set out to increase capacity in Theatre and Dance production across Scotland, with four venues being selected to host both established and emerging producers. 

10 December 2015

From cups of tea to flights overseas – using data to reduce carbon

Travel related carbon emissions are fiddly and time consuming to track. One innovative solution is a unique web-based tool aimed to simplify the process, and improve small organisations’ expenses claim systems at the same time.

10 December 2015

North Lands conference welcomes international gathering of glassmakers

For nearly 20 years, North Lands Creative Glass has hosted a conference in Caithness, welcoming an international gathering of glass artists and enthusiasts. In 2015, ‘Extreme Glass’ focused on innovation and the importance of making.

30 September 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

NESTA

Nesta is an innovation charity with a mission to help people and organisations bring great ideas to life.

24 March 2014

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Archive

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