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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Evaluation of Scotland + Venice (2009 - 2017)

Review of the Scotland + Venice Visual Arts programme (from 2009 - 2017), commissioned by Creative Scotland and undertaken by Tessa Jackson OBE and Annabel Jackson Associates in 2017-18.

15 April 2019

What's Going on Now report

What’s Going On Now? (WGON) is a major and once-in-a-generation examination of music education and youth music-making in Scotland.

26 February 2019

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

Evaluation of the National Youth Arts Advisory Group model

An evaluation of the National Youth Arts Advisory Group model (NYAAG) commissioned by Creative Scotland and written by Northern Star.

21 September 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

Next-Generation-Crowdfunding-Phase-1-May-2018.pdf

This report introduces the main crowdfunding models for the creative industries and explains their potential uses. Download in PDF format.

22 May 2018

The Next Generation of Creative Crowdfunding - Phase 1

Paved With Gold, in partnership with Creative Scotland, introduce the main crowdfunding models for the creative industries and explain their potential uses.

22 May 2018

Creative-Scotland-CashBack-Research-Report.pdf

This research sought to understand how young people taking part in a range of creative programmes across and beyond Scotland developed creatively, as well as how their creative development may be linked to other elements of personal or social development.

12 September 2017

How do you draw a rainbow the wrong way?

This research report provides a fascinating insight into the wide-ranging impacts of the arts and creativity on the lives of young people who have experienced additional challenges in life.

12 September 2017

Understanding Diversity in the Arts

This report provides a summary of the findings of an online survey which gathered over 1,500 responses in September and October 2016.

14 August 2017

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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

June 2021

This edition features the latest wave of audience intentions research commissioned by Creative Scotland, a report on the post-pandemic landscape of Scottish Literary Festivals plus other COVID-19 impact related reports.

29 June 2021

NYAGG_Report_ONLINE.pdf

Culture and Connection examines how young people across Scotland can shape their creative future. It's based on findings from the National Youth Arts Advisory Group, and a national survey of young people, conducted by Young Scot.

25 June 2021

COVID-19 Population Survey: Wave 3

This report sets out the findings of the third wave of our COVID-19 Population Survey research, with fieldwork undertaken between the 7th and 17th May 2021.

23 June 2021

Creative-Scotland-COVID-19-Population-Survey-Wave-3-FINAL.pdf

Download the summary report in PDF format

23 June 2021