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Money for Creatives Part 2: Specific Creative Work

As part of BCre8ive’s work on developing support for creatives in the UK this is the second in a new series of blogs  linked to our series on local creative cluster development. Each of us tends to work in one … Continue reading

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Money for Creatives: Part 1 – Where to find the Information?

As part of BCre8ive’s work on developing support for creatives in the UK this is the first in a new series of blogs  linked to our series on local creative cluster development. In an online world,  with digital connectivity a … Continue reading

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How to Support Creatives?

In this third blog of the series on developing local creative micro-companies and freelancers we look at the various existing resources available to support creatives and what needs to be created to improve the situation. Why is this so important? … Continue reading

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Five Questions for Any Creative Cluster

This is the second blog in the series looking at how to build and support effective local creative clusters. In particular, how to help micro-companies or freelancers succeed in your area. Having identified the number, type and range of creative … Continue reading

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Finding Your Local Creatives

Over 90% of the creatives industries in the UK are micro-companies under four people or freelancers.  Many do not show up in government statistics, many are University graduates from the numerous Arts and Media courses, most are struggling to survive, … Continue reading

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Where are the AHRC Creative Clusters?

Over a year ago the AHRC launched its call for a Creative Clusters programme designed to help the creative industries develop new research and development projects. In response over 40 proposals were submitted. Early this summer these were shortlisted and … Continue reading

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The Future of Indie Film in UK & Ireland.

The last month has seen the UK’s bfi and Ireland’s Dept of Culture, Heritage and Gaeltacht (DCHG) both publish plans for the film industry’s future. The bfi’s Commission on UK Independent Film focuses exclusively on this sector, while the DCHG … Continue reading

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Do you need to build your own Creative Cluster?

Creative Clusters are now at the the heart of new funding for the Creative Industries in the UK. As was pointed out in the previous blog on opportunities for investors, there will be more money at seed level i.e. up … Continue reading

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What Will the Sector Deal Ever Do for You – Investors?

In this, the third of three blogs on The Creative Industries Sector Deal, which was published recently by the UK Government, we set out the opportunities and questions for Investors in the UK’s Creative Industries.  The Deal sets out a … Continue reading

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What Will the Sector Deal do for You – Universities and Major Companies/Institutions?

The Creative Industries Sector Deal, published recently by the UK Government, sets out a range of goals and actions designed to help the creative industries and its partners. However, in the light of the famous Monty Python line “What have … Continue reading

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