A first short cultural policy profile of Scotland is now available on the Compendium. A special thanks to our Scottish expert Andrew Ormston.
Short profiles give a quick overview of the most important elements of a country’s cultural policy in 10-15 pages. Below a few highlights of Scotland recent cultural policy developments:
- A National Youth Arts Strategy and Cultural Youth Experience Fund focuses on young people and free music tuition was introduced into schools in 2021.
- Scotland is working towards being a Fair Work Nation by 2025 and work is ongoing to embed Fair Work criteria in public cultural organisations, agencies and cultural funding schemes with a major study currently both mapping and consulting with the sector.
- In June 2021, the GDP of arts, culture and recreation was 31% less than in February 2020 prior to the pandemic. The number of jobs in the ‘Arts, entertainment and recreation’ sector in Scotland fell from around 92,000 to 78,000 from March 2020 to March 2021.
- The Scottish Government is consulting on legislative reform to aid pandemic recovery and a COVID Recovery Committee was established in June 2021.
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