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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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Committee Submissions

9 January 2015

Banking Details

All successful applicants are required to supply us with banking details to enable us to make payments. This folder contains guidance on this, and our Standard Bank Details Form.

4 December 2014

Creative Scotland on Screen: Film Strategy 2014-17

The Film Strategy explains how we will work with the sector and public partners within the context of the ambitions set out in our 10-year plan, Unlocking Potential, Embracing Ambition, in the context of film.

16 October 2014

Literature and Publishing Sector Review

Published in July 2015, this review was undertaken to provide a complete overview of Scotland’s literature and publishing sector and inform future work that will best support the sector.

23 July 2014


View and download Creative Scotland board minutes from 2014.

4 July 2014

Film in Scotland

Publications promoting Scottish film and Scotland as a filmmaking destination.

2 July 2014


Presentations given by Creative Scotland.

25 June 2014

Information Sessions

Presentations given at Creative Scotland Information Sessions.

25 June 2014

Culture 2014 Programme Guide

An introduction to the events and exhibitions taking place across Scotland during Glasgow 2014.

17 June 2014

Annual Plan 2014-15

The Annual Plan for 2014-15 details our activities for the year, budgets and performance measures. It also explains how we will deliver our work to support the ambitions and priorities set out earlier this year in Creative Scotland’s 10-year shared plan, Unlocking Potential, Embracing Ambition.

11 June 2014

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Interactive Map of the UK Creative Industries

Nesta have produced an interactive map which shows the scale and location of the Creative Industries throughout the UK. The map can either show the creative or the high-tech industries, giving a weighted map with the locations. Whilst the creative industries are mainly focussed in London, there are other hubs around the country, including a concentration in Aberdeenshire.

1 December 2014

Strengthening Cultural Leadership

The Clore Leadership programmes support individuals working in the arts and creative sectors to develop as cultural leaders.

19 November 2014

Creative Place Awards Resources

To help you in pulling your Creative Place Awards application together, we thought it would be useful to signpost you to some relevant information and online resources.

18 November 2014

Tapping into Cultural Tourism

Arts Professional investigates how arts organisations can make the most of cultural tourism opportunities.

18 November 2014

Evaluation Support Scotland

This organisation works with third sector organisations and funding bodies to help them with the evaluation of their work.

18 November 2014

Cultural Tourism Toolkit

An American overview, developed by the Texas Commission for the Arts, on developing a cultural tourism approach.

18 November 2014

Tourism Intelligence Scotland – Intelligence Guide

A series of market information guides and practical advice on the tourism industry in Scotland.

18 November 2014

How to be a Community Leader

This guide to community leadership was produced by the University of Kansas as part of their community toolbox.

18 November 2014

Destination Development

Produced by Tourism Intelligence Scotland, this step-by-step guide aims to help places develop their offering as a tourism destination.

18 November 2014

Artscape DIY – Creative Placemaking

Advice and resources from Artscape (a not-for-profit urban regeneration company) on creative place making in the community.

18 November 2014