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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Supplying Creative Scotland

Creative Scotland procures goods, services and works by either issuing competitive tenders or invitations to quote in line with Scottish Government policy and all relevant legal requirements.

17 April 2014

Complaints Handling

Creative Scotland is committed to providing high-quality customer services. We value complaints and use information from them to help us improve our services.

4 March 2014

Data Protection

Find out about the personal information we hold and use in the delivery of our funding, advocacy and development services, and your rights in relation to this data.

4 March 2014

Freedom of Information (FOI)

The Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002 was designed to promote a culture of openness and accountability amongst public sector bodies by providing people with access to the information held by them.

4 March 2014

National Fraud Initiative - Privacy Notice

Creative Scotland is required by law to protect the public funds it administers. We may share information provided to us with other bodies responsible for auditing or administering public funds, in order to prevent and detect fraud.

4 March 2014

Environment Policy

Creative Scotland, like all Government bodies in Scotland, has a statutory requirement under the Climate Change (Scotland) Act 2009 to act in the way best calculated to contribute to delivery of the Act’s emissions reduction targets; and to act in a way that it considers most sustainable.

4 March 2014

Public Service Reform Act Disclosures

The Public Services Reform (Scotland) Act 2010 introduced duties to publish information for public bodies in Scotland. These report summarise the information required to be disclosed by the Act for Creative Scotland.

4 March 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

Time to Shine Resources

Published on 8 November 2013, Time to Shine is Scotland's first National Youth Arts Strategy.

8 November 2013

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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