Culture Counts
The Collective Voice of Scotland's Cultural Sector


— The collective voice of Scotland's cultural sector.

Jackie Kay, Makar, on the importance of access to culture.

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The role of Culture Counts is to highlight the impact of the cultural sector to policy makers.


As the voice of the sector, we bring knowledge and issues to the table; ensuring that policy makers are informed.



What we do

Culture Counts members are the major arts, culture and creative industries organisations in Scotland. Learn more.

See current Holyrood & Westminster Parliamentary Committees with live calls for evidence.

We gather evidence, data and research on the impact of the cultural sector. All searchable on our Research Blog.  

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



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Infographic Sources:

  1. Scottish Government Growth Sector Statistics, October 2017
  2. Creative Industries Blueprint, June 2015 - “Scotland’s vibrant creative industries employ more people than the oil and gas industry."
  3. 'Healthy Attendance?' Report. The Scottish Government, 2013
  4. ScotGov Tourism Statistics, 2015. In 2015 - Scotland attracted over 14.6 million visitors.
  5. The British Council "As Others See Us" report, July 2014
  6. Scottish Opinion Survey TNS, 2017
  7. The Government's Programme for Scotland 2017-18 -Chapter 4: A Confident, Outward Looking Nation