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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The Performing Artist's Audience Workbook

The Performing Artist’s Audience Workbook is designed to encourage artists to think more about potential audiences, and explore the value their work brings to those who experience it.

21 February 2020

Starcatchers

Starcatchers is a pioneering organisation that specialises in performances and creativity for babies, toddlers and young children aged 0-5 and their parents and carers in Scotland.

17 May 2016

Creative Place Awards Resources

To help you in pulling your Creative Place Awards application together, we thought it would be useful to signpost you to some relevant information and online resources.

18 November 2014

Time to Shine - Youth Arts Award Index

This document offers a summary of Youth Arts award schemes currently available in Scotland.

26 September 2014

Copyright User

Copyright User gives straightforward explanations of commonly asked copyright questions.

24 June 2014

Artquest

Artquest shares the resources, networks and opportunities you need to develop your visual arts practice.

24 March 2014

NESTA

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

24 March 2014

Dance UK

A membership organisation for all dancers, Dance UK is the national voice for the dance profession. It aims to improve the conditions in which dance is created, performed and experienced.

24 March 2014

Scottish Music Centre

Up to the minute info on every aspect of Scotland's music. From traditional to indie, classical, jazz and everything in between.

24 March 2014

Scottish Music Industry Association

The SMIA exists to champion and strengthen Scotland’s music industry, promoting its vibrancy and influence at home and overseas.

24 March 2014

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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