Culture Counts
The Collective Voice of Scotland's Cultural Sector


— Culture Counts highlights the impact of the cultural sector to policy makers.


 What we do.

Culture Counts is the collective voice of Scotland’s Cultural Sector and Creative Industries. We survey data highlighting our value to Scottish society and the economy. Our role is to campaign on the issues impacting the sector at local, national and UK level.

Read our reports submitted to policy makers and parliamentary committees here.

— Why we do it.

The cultural sector has economic, social and environmental benefit to life in Scotland. When we speak with a collective voice, policy makers hear, understand and value the sector.

— Who we are.

Members are the major umbrella organisations across Scotland's arts, screen, heritage and creative industries. The group formed in 2011 to advocate for the value and importance of culture to life in Scotland. Our members lists is only available to members.

— How we do it.

Culture Counts is unincorporated. Our members agree policy and communications which are overseen by a Steering Group. Read our letters and reports submitted to policy makers and parliamentary committees here. Culture Counts employs two people part time; Jennifer Hunter (Executive Leader) & Andy Robertson (Admin & Communications Manager) .

Current Steering Group:

• Julia Amour – Festivals Edinburgh
• Jane Donald – Royal Scottish National Orchestra
• David Francis – TRACS – Traditional Arts and Culture Scotland
• Ken Hay – Scottish Film
• Diarmid Hearns – National Trust for Scotland
• Jude Henderson – Federation of Scottish Theatre
• Fiona Logue – Craft Scotland
• Marion Sinclair – Publishing Scotland

The Federation of Scottish Theatre provides secretariat functions for Culture Counts.





Jennifer Hunter

Executive Leader. Contact Jennifer about policy, lobbying and membership.

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Andy Robertson

Admin & Communications Manager. Contact Andy about communications, events and research.