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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Review of Fair Work in the creative and cultural sectors in Scotland

Creative Scotland commissioned Culture Radar to consider Fair Work, leadership, workforce, and skills development across the Creative and Cultural sectors. This work reviews the current status, with baseline findings from which further work and research can develop. 

13 September 2022

Fairer Recruitment Guide

A practical handbook for employers and small businesses to support fairer work in Scotland’s creative and cultural industries.

13 September 2022

Fair-Work-Recruitment-Guide.pdf

Download the Fairer Recruitment Guide in PDF format.

13 September 2022

Fair-Work-Rates-of-Pay-Signposting-Guide.pdf

Download the Rates of Pay Signposting Guide (opens PDF)

13 September 2022

Archived Websites

We are working with the National Records of Scotland to ensure our current and previous websites have been captured as part of the internet archive.

8 September 2022

Committee-Submission-Final-CEEAC-August-2022.pdf

Submission to the Constitution, Europe, External Affairs and Culture Committee – Budget Scrutiny 2023-24: Funding for Culture.

29 August 2022

Scots Language Centre

Discover fun games, activities and resources themed around Scots on the Scots Language Centre website. This free resource was developed in collaboration with Education Scotland, and the activities are designed to support the teaching and learning of Literacy, English, Modern Languages, and Scots.

26 August 2022