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Public Services Reform (Scotland) Act 2010

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37General functions of Creative Scotland

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(1)Creative Scotland has the general functions of—

(a)identifying, supporting and developing quality and excellence in the arts and culture from those engaged in artistic and other creative endeavours,

(b)promoting understanding, appreciation and enjoyment of the arts and culture,

(c)encouraging as many people as possible to access and participate in the arts and culture,

(d)realising, as far as reasonably practicable to do so, the value and benefits (in particular, the national and international value and benefits) of the arts and culture,

(e)encouraging and supporting artistic and other creative endeavours which contribute to an understanding of Scotland’s national culture in its broad sense as a way of life,

(f)promoting and supporting industries and other commercial activity the primary focus of which is the application of creative skills.

(2)In exercising the function mentioned in subsection (1)(c), Creative Scotland must do so with a view to increasing the diversity of people who access and participate in the arts and culture.

(3)Creative Scotland may encourage and support such persons as it considers appropriate in the exercise by those persons of any of the functions mentioned in paragraphs (a) to (f) of subsection (1) (or functions similar to those).

(4)In subsection (3), “persons” includes groups of persons.

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