Glasgow Life
Glasgow Life manages the city’s sports and leisure facilities, museums, galleries, libraries and community centres on behalf of Glasgow City Council, and provides a range of community-based cultural and sporting opportunities.

Creative Scotland
Creative Scotland is the national development agency for the arts, screen and creative industries.

Impact database
The Impact database is a bibliographical resource relating to research on the social and economic effects of arts, culture and major events. It is being developed and maintained by the Centre for Cultural Policy Research (CCPR) at the University of Glasgow.

Scottish Household Survey
The Culture and Sport module encompasses aspects such as the extent of cultural participation, attendance, reasons why people do and do not do cultural activities or attend cultural events, and perceived barriers.

  • People and Culture in Scotland – covers participation in cultural activities and attendance at cultural events. May also cover volunteering, use of the internet and factors that influence levels of participation (levers and barriers). 
  • People and Sport in Scotland – covers sport participation and the barriers facing individuals and communities in making the commitment to sport. 

Scottish Government
The Scottish Government have published a new report which looks at the impact of cultural engagement and sports participation on health and satisfaction with life in Scotland. Click here to access the Healthy Attendance? report.

The Urban Institute
We would like to acknowledge that the definition of cultural vitality draws heavily on work undertaken by The Urban Institute.