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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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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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Screen-Film-Talent-Development-v1.0.pdf

Download this section of the Privacy Notice for this fund, in PDF format.

20 January 2020

January 2020

In the January 2020 edition of the Research Round Up, you'll find four health and wellbeing related reports, including the evaluation report from the Bandrum arts in care project and a review of the development of the creative ageing sector over the past decade.

10 January 2020

YMI-v1.0.pdf

Download this section of the Privacy Notice for this fund, in PDF format.

7 January 2020

Annual-Plan-2019-FINAL.pdf

Download Creative Scotland's Annual Plan for 2019/20, in PDF format.

24 December 2019

Annual Plan 2019-20

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

24 December 2019

CBFC-19-20-2.pdf

Download the 2017-18 Annual Report for the CashBack for Creativity programme, in PDF format.

23 December 2019

CashBack for Creativity - Annual Report 2018/19

This report tells the story of Year Two of Phase 4 of the programme, with stories from some of the young people who have taken part and grown through the programme.

23 December 2019

Annual Review 2018/19

This report is our Annual Review of Performance covering the period from 1 April 2017 to 31 March 2018.

19 December 2019

Annual-Review-2019-FINAL.pdf

View and download the Annual Review of Performance 2018/19 in PDF format.

19 December 2019

International

Examples of creative individuals and organisations that we supported in 2018/19, who are operating in a broader national and international context, helping to make Scotland a distinctive creative nation connected to the world.

19 December 2019