Scottish Arts and Creative Industries EIA published

Economic Contribution Study: An Approach to the Economic Assessment of the Arts and Creative Industries in Scotland

Creative Scotland and Scottish Enterprise published our study into the Economic Impact Assessment of the Arts and Creative Industries in Scotland in June 2012.

Led by DC Research working in partnership with Cogent Strategies International and Pirnie Ltd, the objectives of the study were to:

  • Obtain a comprehensive and robust picture of the contribution of the Arts and Creative Industries to the wider Scottish economy.
  • Develop a framework for Creative Scotland and partner organisations wishing to conduct their own economic impact assessments.

The publication of the final report has prompted signficant media comment, including articles from The Herald, The Scotsman and The Stage.

In September 2012, the Scottish Government highlighted this research in its 2013/14 draft budget (, page 100, under the ‘culture’ section).

For further details please contact Dr Stephen Connolly.

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A founding Director of DC Research, Stephen has 25 years research experience achieved through a combination of roles in both academic research and private sector research and consultancy.

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