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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Cultural Cities Enquiry report

We welcome this report of the Cultural Cities Enquiry and its focus on how strategic investment in culture can drive inclusive growth in cities. It demonstrates how more support for culture will realise major gains for the UK's economy and urban populations.

5 February 2019

Hospitalfield Angus Place Partnership announced

Creative Scotland, Angus Council, Angus Alive and Hospitalfield are pleased to announce details of a place partnership that will support a programme of activity in Angus.

6 December 2018

Visual Artist and Craft Maker Awards (VACMA) Evaluation

An evaluation of the Visual Artist and Craft Makers Awards, a small funding and development programme for visual artists and craft makers, managed locally by partners in local authority areas.

25 July 2018

Deveron Projects - taking big ideas for a long walk

We caught up with Deveron Projects director Claudia Zeiske about their recent Slow Marathon - an annual event which expands upon a theme from their curated programme and literally "takes it for a walk", alongside talks, films, food and discussion.

17 May 2018

We're rolling... new life for the Screen Machine

The Screen Machine is rolling again after undergoing a major refit of the vehicle, which has added a minimum of six more years to its operational life. We went along to the opening screening in Brodick, Arran to find out more.

6 June 2017

Look Again Festival asks Aberdonians to see the Granite City through fresh eyes

Look Again Visual Art & Design Festival is a celebration of contemporary visual art and design, showcasing both local and internationally acclaimed talent in Aberdeen. Aiming to challenge the way people see the Granite City, we found out more from Associate Director Hilary Nicoll.

13 April 2017

Creativity thrives in Dundee with new Place Partnership

The Dundee Place Partnership supports a series of initiatives and ambitious projects to encourage creativity in communities across Dundee and further strengthen the development of the arts, screen and creative industries in the city.

30 March 2016

Away with the Birds

Away with the Birds gave a unique insight into Gaelic song exploring the close relationship between bird, human and ecology on the Isle of Canna.

10 December 2015

Burgh Hall refurb to reinvigorate Dunoon

The redevelopment of a historic 19th Century hall into a vibrant cultural centre is intended to stimulate wider regeneration in the coastal town of Dunoon.

10 December 2015

Glasgow hub tackles gap in youth arts provision

Glasgow Youth Arts Hub was established by Glasgow Connected Arts Network and partners to provide organisations and young people with a central point for learning, signposting and engagement in the city and beyond.

10 December 2015

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September 2021

This edition features the findings from the DCMS Covid-19 Events Research Programme and further Covid-19 impact research, plus the Selling Platforms Report for Visual Arts, Craft and Design in Scotland, commissioned by Creative Scotland and a report that explores digital inclusion in the arts and cultural sectors.

10 September 2021

The-Illustrated-Freelancer-Guide.pdf

Download the Illustrated Freelancer's Guide in PDF format.

6 September 2021

The Illustrated Freelancer's Guide

The Illustrated Freelancer’s Guide is a practical resource for the increasing number of artists, makers, writers and other creatives working freelance in Scotland today.

6 September 2021

Approved-minutes-Board-meeting-20-May-2021.pdf

View and download the Creative Scotland Board Minutes from 20 May 2021 in PDF format.

13 August 2021

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