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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.

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Access and enjoyment

We are committed to increasing the quantity and quality of opportunities for people of all ages to experience and learn from, the arts, screen and creative industries, wherever they are in Scotland. Here's some of the 2015/16 projects which contributed to that ambition.

19 December 2016

Place and quality of life

In 2015/16 we worked in partnership with local authorities and others to ensure that places and quality of life are transformed through imagination, ambition and an understanding of the potential of creativity. Read about a few of these projects.

19 December 2016

Screen Sector Skills Fund

See some of the innovative training programmes developed to support all parts of the screen sector – from scriptwriters to technical crew, young filmmakers to business leaders, producers, exhibitors and many more.

19 December 2016


Creative Scotland's Annual Report, Accounts and National Lottery Accounts for the financial year ending 31 March 2016.

13 December 2016

Arts Strategy 2016-17

This Arts Strategy sets out Creative Scotland’s commitment to increasing the reach, relevance and contribution that artists and art make to life in Scotland.

9 August 2016

Youth Music Initiative Funding Documents

Welcome Pack, reporting forms and guidance for recipients of Youth Music Initiative funding.

21 July 2016

Creative Industries Strategy 2016-17

This Creative Industries Strategy is one of three, sitting alongside the strategies for Arts and Screen. It focuses on supporting creative companies and businesses aiming to be self-sustaining. All three strategies will be reviewed and refreshed in 2017.

12 May 2016

Annual Plan 2016-17

The plan for 2016-17 explains the work we will deliver over the course of the next year and provides us with a baseline to report against our performance each year. Our 2016-17 Plan contributes to the delivery of our 10-year plan Unlocking Potential, Embracing Ambition.

18 April 2016


View and download Creative Scotland board minutes from 2016.

5 April 2016

Creative Scotland National Lottery Logos

Download the National Lottery logos here. To find out more about how to acknowledge our support correctly, please read our Accreditation Guidelines.

7 March 2016

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February 2017

The role of culture in placemaking and urban regeneration is a focus of a major report from UNESCO, a report from IFACCA looks at the relationship between national and local government in relation to cultural policy, and international research includes festivalisation, internships and audience development.

15 February 2017

Equality Matters

The first comprehensive Review of Equalities, Diversity and Inclusion within Scotland’s Screen Sector, published Tuesday 31 January 2017.

30 January 2017

Evaluation of the Implementation of Time to Shine

Key findings, full report and case studies from an evaluation of the first two years of the Time To Shine programme from April 2014 to September 2016.

1 December 2016

Youth Music Initiative Impact Report 2015/16

Key findings, full report and case studies from an impact focused review of the Youth Music Initiative during 2015/16.

22 November 2016

November 2016

Further research on the EU referendum; a raft of new cultural statistics; specific research on music, theatre, gaming, screen and museums; reports exploring the relationship of culture to economic and urban development; and much more.

21 November 2016

CashBack for Creativity Phase 3 Interim Report

An independent interim report on phase 3 of the Cashback for Creativity programme.

15 November 2016

Implications of the EU referendum for the creative and cultural sector in Scotland

This report summaries the responses to a survey Creative Scotland conducted to better understand how the EU referendum result might affect the work of organisations and individuals within Scotland’s arts, screen and creative industries.

7 November 2016

Equalities, Diversity and Inclusion Action Plans: A Toolkit

The Equalities, Diversity and Inclusion Action Plan Toolkit was produced in 2015 to support Creative Scotland’s Regularly Funded Organisations 2015-18 to prepare and produce their Equality, Diversity and Inclusion Action Plans.

17 October 2016


TRACS represents the traditional arts in Scotland and is a collaboration between three forums: Music, Storytelling and Dance.

14 October 2016

Scottish Poetry Library

The Scottish Poetry Library is a unique national resource and advocate for the art of poetry, and Scottish poetry in particular.

14 October 2016