Creative Scotland

Creative Scotland is the public body that supports the arts, screen and creative industries across all parts of Scotland on behalf of everyone who lives, works or visits here. We enable people and organisations to work in and experience these sectors by helping others to develop great ideas and bring them to life. Creative Scotland has five ambitions which underpin it’s work over the next 10 years:

  • Excellence and experimentation across the arts, screen and creative industries is recognised and valued
  • Everyone can access and enjoy artistic and creative experiences
  • Places and quality of life are transformed through imagination, ambition and an understanding of the potential of creativity
  • Ideas are brought to life by a diverse, skilled and connected leadership and workforce Scotland is a distinctive creative nation connected to the world.

Creative Scotland is committed to increasing the quantity and quality of opportunities for everyone in Scotland to extend their understanding of themselves through engagement with the arts, screen and creative industries. We believe this has huge benefits for individuals and society in terms of skills development and employability. Cultural participation also makes a significant contribution to our individual and collective happiness and well-being.

ITAC3 is being delivered through Creative Learning at Creative Scotland as part of the CS led ArtWorks Scotland (AWS) programme, funded by Creative Scotland and the Paul Hamlyn Foundation. AWS was initiated through the UK wide Paul Hamlyn Foundation Special Initiative, ArtWorks: developing practice in participatory settings (2011-14). ArtWorks Scotland continues as a workforce development initiative led by Creative Scotland focusing on quality, connectivity, and skills.