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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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Complaints Handling

Creative Scotland is committed to providing high-quality customer services. We value complaints and use information from them to help us improve our services.

4 March 2014

Data Protection

Creative Scotland is committed to protecting the rights and privacy of individuals in accordance with the Data Protection Act 1998. We need to process certain information about our staff, customers, and other individuals that we have dealings with for administrative purposes.

4 March 2014

Freedom of Information (FOI)

The Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002 was designed to promote a culture of openness and accountability amongst public sector bodies by providing people with access to the information held by them.

4 March 2014

Environment Policy

Creative Scotland, like all Government bodies in Scotland, has a statutory requirement under the Climate Change (Scotland) Act 2009 to act in the way best calculated to contribute to delivery of the Act’s emissions reduction targets; and to act in a way that it considers most sustainable.

4 March 2014

Public Service Reform Act Disclosures

The Public Services Reform (Scotland) Act 2010 introduced duties to publish information for public bodies in Scotland. These report summarise the information required to be disclosed by the Act for Creative Scotland.

4 March 2014

Equalities in Creative Scotland

We are refreshing our approach to equalities to put more focus on being fair, enabling, transparent and distinctive and working to ensure that we have a positive influence on wider creative practice and people’s experience of the arts and culture in Scotland.

4 March 2014

National Fraud Initiative - Fair Processing Notice

Creative Scotland is required by law to protect the public funds it administers. We may share information provided to us with other bodies responsible for auditing or administering public funds, in order to prevent and detect fraud.

4 March 2014

Board Subgroups 2012

3 March 2014


Policy information including: Complaints Handling; Date Protection; The Environment; Equalities; Freedom of Information; Gaelic; PSRA Disclosures; and more.

3 March 2014

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Scottish Government – Built Environment and Place Making

Scottish Government policy information on Place Making, and a link to a briefing paper on ‘Participation in Place Making’ which aimed to bring together the built environment agendas of place making and design, with the community agendas of social enterprise, learning and empowerment.

18 November 2014

Project for Public Spaces

Project for Public Spaces (PPS) is a US-based, nonprofit planning, design and educational organisation dedicated to helping people create and sustain public spaces that build stronger communities. Their website provides training resources and a place making blog, rounding up information on projects they’re involved in.

18 November 2014

November 2014

View a copy of the Research Roundup from November 2014

4 November 2014

Evaluation of Luminate: Years One and Two

This Interim Report sets out the findings of the evaluation for the first two years of Luminate, 2012 and 2013.

24 October 2014

Developing a Foundation for Quality Guidance

This report was commissioned through Creative Learning in Creative Scotland and was linked to the work of ArtWorks: developing practice in participatory settings, and in particular the ArtWorks Scotland pathfinder.

2 October 2014

Time to Shine - Youth Arts Award Index

This document offers a summary of Youth Arts award schemes currently available in Scotland.

26 September 2014

Mapping Three City Networks

This report presents the findings of a review of three Creative City Networks (Creative Dundee, Creative Edinburgh and Creative Stirling), each part funded by Creative Scotland. The study is intended to provide information on the impact of each network on its respective city, identifying potential for future development, and any lessons that might be adopted in other cities.

11 September 2014

August 2014

View a copy of the Research Roundup from August 2014

4 September 2014

June 2014

View a copy of the Research Roundup from June 2014

24 June 2014

Cultural Engagement in Scotland

Creative Scotland has produced a briefing which summarises the quantitative evidence available on cultural engagement in Scotland.

24 June 2014