Our Strategy

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At Creative Scotland, we take great pride in our role as supporter of the arts, screen and creative industries. We do this as a development organisation, a funder, an advocate, and as a public body, and we do this through working towards a robust strategy.

Learn more – download the Annual Plan 2022-23.

You can also find out more about our approach in our 10 Year Plan.

Our Purpose

Want to know more about how we operate? Read about the purpose of Creative Scotland and how we fulfil that purpose.

Our Purpose

Refreshed Strategy and Funding Framework

We’re working towards refreshing our Strategy and Funding Framework through a full review. Visit our Refreshed Strategy and Funding Framework page to stay up to date.

Priorities and Key Areas of Work

Discover more about our priorities and key areas of work.

Creative Learning

We want to be a learning organisation and encourage others to do the same. Learning is fundamental to ensuring that future generations are equipped to build on today’s successes as well as innovate on their own terms.


Digital technology offers exciting opportunities for creativity, society and the economy in Scotland.

Equalities, Diversity and Inclusion

We aim to put equalities and diversity at the heart of all our activity enabling people from different backgrounds, from diverse communities and of all ages to access increased opportunity through access to arts and culture.


Climate change is one of the most significant challenges that face us today. We want to ensure that we work in as sustainable a manner as possible and that the arts, screen and creative industries in Scotland do the same.