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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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Animation Sector Review

Published in March 2017 as the first comprehensive review of the Animation Sector in Scotland, this independent study was commissioned by Creative Scotland and carried out by BOP Consulting.

15 March 2017

Creative Scotland's Corporate Parenting Plan

This Action Plan sets out what we will undertake up to April 2018 in order to fulfil our statutory duties as a Corporate Parent, under The Children and Young People (Scotland) Act 2014.

28 February 2017

Screen Sector Leadership Group

A Screen Sector Leadership Group (SSLG) was established in 2016 to facilitate engagement with the screen industry and to enable public bodies to understand and respond to its needs better. Creative Scotland administers the group.

13 February 2017

Annual Review 2015/16

This report is our Annual Review of Performance covering the period from 1 April 2015 to 31 March 2016.

19 December 2016


Examples of creative individuals and organisations that we supported in 2015/16, who are operating in a broader national and international context, helping to make Scotland a distinctive creative nation connected to the world.

19 December 2016

Leadership and workforce

Profiles of a few of the many 2015/16 projects that brought ideas to life by a diverse, skilled and connected leadership and workforce that is more confident, knowledgeable and connected, helping to develop more sustainable business models.

19 December 2016

Excellence and experimentation

In 2015/16, a number of projects showed excellence and experimentation across the arts, screen and creative industries, with diverse high quality artistic and creative work produced and developed across Scotland. Here's just a few examples.

19 December 2016

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

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A Review of Touring Theatre and Dance in Scotland

This Review has been undertaken to better understand how touring theatre and dance in Scotland operates, how it has changed in recent years and what impact Creative Scotland’s funding has in this area.

29 May 2017

Animation Sector Review

Published in March 2017 as the first comprehensive review of the Animation Sector in Scotland, this independent study was commissioned by Creative Scotland and carried out by BOP Consulting.

22 May 2017

May 2017

New data on local authority funding and support for culture; research on the contribution of culture to regeneration and placemaking; equalities research exploring audience diversity and gender equality; and much more.

18 May 2017

Publishing Scotland

The network, trade and development body for the book publishing sector in Scotland. In March 2017 they produced New Books Scotland Spring/Summer 2017 to help Scotland-based writers and publishers find new audiences.

27 March 2017

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