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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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Creative Scotland's Annual Report, Accounts and National Lottery Accounts for the financial year ending 31 March 2015.

10 November 2015

Quality Standards

Creative Scotland aims to provide a prompt, helpful and high quality service as part of our work to support the arts, screen and creative industries across all parts of Scotland on behalf of everyone who lives, works or visits here.

12 October 2015

RFO pre-approval forms for Open Fund

This form is for organisations who are part of Creative Scotland’s 2015 - 2018 Regularly Funding portfolio and who want to set out a case for permission to apply to Open Project Funding.

5 October 2015

Scotland's Creative Industries Partnership

Scotland's Creative Industries Partnership (SCIP) was established in 2009 by the Scottish Government and remitted to Creative Scotland to chair.

8 September 2015

Annual Plan 2015-16

This plan sets out in detail the work that we will deliver throughout the year, building on everything that was achieved last year and further strengthening the organisation to deliver its role as a funder, developer, influencer and advocate for the wide range of sectors that we serve.

13 July 2015


Creative Scotland's Annual Report, Accounts and National Lottery Accounts for the financial year ending 31 March 2014

10 July 2015


Creative Scotland's Annual Report, Accounts and National Lottery Accounts for the financial year ending 31 March 2013

10 July 2015


Creative Scotland's Annual Report, Accounts and National Lottery Accounts for the financial year ending 31 March 2011

10 July 2015

Creative Scotland's Strategic Plans

Creative Scotland has a 10-year plan setting out a shared vision for the arts, screen and creative industries in Scotland. The plan also sets out our ambitions for the next 10 years, underpinned by the priorities that will frame our work over the next three years.

16 June 2015


View and download Creative Scotland board minutes from 2015.

4 June 2015

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Scottish Government Growth Sector Statistics - Creative Industries

The latests statistics on the Creative Industries in Scotland are now available. The findings show that the Creative Industries GVA in 2013 (the most recent year in which figures are available) was £3.7 billion.

8 October 2015

Evaluation of Youth Music Initiative

A new report reveals the positive and wide reaching impact on young people of the nationwide Youth Music Initiative.

7 October 2015

Evaluation of Cashback for Creativity Phase 2

An independent evaluation report on phase 2 of the Cashback for Creativity programme.

14 September 2015

September 2015

This edition includes our Literature and Publishing Sector Review and an Evaluation of Luminate.

It also contains the latest attendance and participation figures with results from the Scottish Household Survey and England’s Taking Part Survey. The contribution of arts to the economy is examined in reports by Arts Council England, the Creative Industries Federation and the Night Time Industries Association.

Finally, there are reports exploring the performance of the Creative

2 September 2015

Scotland's People Annual Report: Results from the 2014 Scottish Household Survey

The Scottish Government's Scottish Household Survey is designed to provide reliable and up-to-date information on the composition, characteristics, attitudes and behaviour of Scottish households and individuals, both nationally and at a sub-national level. It covers a wide range of topics to allow links to be made between different policy areas. Chapter 13 focuses on culture and sport.

26 August 2015

An Evaluation of Legacy from the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games

This report was co-produced by the Scottish Government and the Games Legacy Evaluation Working Group (GLEWG) and looked at the social, cultural and economic benefits of The Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games.

24 July 2015

Evaluation of Luminate 2012-14

This final report builds on the findings of the previous interim report to present a complete evaluation of the first three years of the Luminate Festival.

30 June 2015

June 2015

View a copy of the Research Roundup from June 2015

16 June 2015

Glasgow 2014 Cultural Programme Evaluation

The XX Commonwealth Games in Glasgow provided Scotland with a significant opportunity to create a long-lasting, meaningful cultural legacy that would reinforce the contribution a strong, vibrant cultural offer brings to our all our lives, as well as enhancing how we are perceived nationally and internationally. This evaluation of the Cultural Programme was jointly commissioned by Creative Scotland and Glasgow Life.

8 June 2015

Evaluation Infographics

A series of infographics detailing the key statistics from the evaluation.

4 June 2015