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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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Annual Review 2014/15

This report is our first Annual Review of Performance, and covers the period from 1 April 2014 to 31 March 2015.

9 December 2015

Musical experimentation with Alternative Currents

We take a look at how AC Projects delivered inventive events like Counterflows and Techtonics, presenting work from the experimental end of the modern music spectrum.

9 December 2015

Hyperchoreography gets audiences dancing

Goat Media’s ongoing journey through innovative and interactive dance experiences – fusing choreography and technology together, and giving participants the chance to become a central part of the action.

9 December 2015

GENERATION charts 25 years of contemporary Scottish art

100 artists across 60 venues and spanning 25 years of work. Generation traced the remarkable development of Scotland as a centre of contemporary arts excellence.

9 December 2015

Scottish Album of the Year Awards 2014

In 2014 the Scottish Album of the Year (SAY) Award was entering its third year having quickly established itself as the nation’s most credible and ambitious celebration of contemporary music.

9 December 2015

A celebration of books for all ages

Book Week Scotland is a national celebration of books and the written word run by Scottish Book Trust in partnership with Creative Scotland, Scotland’s libraries and a host of other partners.

9 December 2015

Blood Wedding’s glorious diversity

Blood Wedding was an exciting co-production incorporating accessible aesthetics in a modern retelling of Federico Garcia Lorca’s classic. With a fully inclusive cast, this version placed ‘a glorious diversity’ of people centre stage.

9 December 2015

A focus on diversity at Glasgow 2014

A focus on diversity was a key priority during the Glasgow 2014 Cultural Programme. We look at the programme of work by diverse artists that was felt to be both high quality, and of real significance.

9 December 2015

Disabled artists and the Glasgow 2014 Cultural Programme

Disabled artists made a significant contribution to the Glasgow 2014 Cultural Programme, creating and presenting new and exciting work for everyone, and responding with vision and energy to the call to create the most ambitious programme of cultural activity every seen in Scotland.

9 December 2015

Playtime adventures at Baltic Street

Baltic Street Adventure Playground is a supervised child-led adventure playground for children from 6 to 12 years.

24 November 2015

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Culture Republic

Audience information, digital insights and marketing communications support for Scotland's arts and cultural organisations. Culture Republic can help you see who you’re reaching now; who you’re missing, and where to find those elusive hard-to-reach groups.

11 May 2016

April 2016

Featuring VisitScotland’s visitor survey, findings from the AHRC’s Cultural Value project, a recent EU report exploring cultural heritage, new research from UNESCO on cultural diversity and much more.

22 April 2016

Creative Europe

Creative Europe is the European Union's Programme to support the cultural, creative and audiovisual sectors.

5 April 2016

Arts and Criminal Justice Programme Evaluation

This evaluation focusses on a number of arts projects within both the criminal and community justice systems funded through the Arts and Criminal Justice Programme.

4 February 2016

Working in Scottish Prisons - guide for artists

This guide is designed to support artists and practitioners who are engaged in the delivery of creative work in the context of a prison or secure institution.

4 February 2016

February 2016

This issue includes measures of the creative industries at UK, European and global level, results from a survey on social mobility in the arts, several reports exploring the use of digital technology as well as reports on theatre attendance, early years work, arts and criminal justice and intangible cultural heritage

4 February 2016

Living Culture and Tourism in Scotland

In work commissioned by Creative Scotland, Professor Alison McCleery and her team at Edinburgh Napier University have investigated the safeguarding and promotion of living culture through its integration into the tourist experience. The report includes case studies in Angus and Dundee, Inverclyde, the Banffshire Coast and the Uists.

30 December 2015

November 2015

This issue features children and young people in new evaluations of the Youth Music Initiative, Time to Shine and Cashback for Creativity programmes. Other reports address Gaelic, Voluntary Arts and live music in Edinburgh. We also profile a number of new creative industries reports, including updated statistics from the Scottish Government and work by the Creative Industries Federation looking at diversity in the creative industries.

18 November 2015

Time to Shine - the story so far

A brief overview of the work to date on Time to Shine, Scotland’s National Youth Arts Strategy.

16 November 2015

Tales from the Drawing Board: IP wisdom and woes from Scotland’s creative industries

This collection of cases is a free resource intended to help creative businesses to navigate the landscape of intellectual property (IP) legal issues, protection tools, and management dilemmas. Each case deals with daily IP challenges as experienced by creative practitioners in Computer Games, Dance & Theatre, Fashion & Product Design, Film & Television, and Music & Publishing.

10 November 2015