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Creative Scotland's Arts Strategy Published

Wednesday, August 10, 2016   (0 Comments)

Creative Scotland published Arts Strategy, setting out priorities and policy direction for their work to support the arts sector in Scotland. 

Leonie Bell, Director of Arts and Engagement at Creative Scotland, said:
“The Arts Strategy sets out how Creative Scotland’s work supports artists and the arts to flourish, by developing a shared understanding of their reach, relevance and contribution to social, cultural end economic life in Scotland...This is a living document designed to stimulate debate and challenge and we will use this strategy to help us become more progressive in how we, as a nation support artists and the arts.”


The Strategy sets out a range of commitments for Creative Scotland’s work to support the arts in Scotland including:

  • Developing a stronger financial context for artists to work in, including fair pay for artists and approaches to funding and support.
  • Raising the profile of the value of artists among people and communities in Scotland, and beyond.
  • Working with the arts sector to build resilience and sustainability through imaginative thinking for both artists and organisations.
  • Increasing participation in, and public engagement with, the arts in all its forms.
  • Continuing to increase the range and diversity of perspectives that help shape how Creative Scotland supports the arts in the future across all parts of Scotland and society.
  • Hosting and facilitating a series of debates across Scotland over the next two years to discuss the opportunities and challenges ahead.

Read the full strategy document at