Category Archives: Creative industries

Creative Clusters and the 90%

Nearly 90% of the Creative Industries are composed of micro companies of under four people or sole trading freelancers, according to the latest industry surveys. So how will the Creative Clusters plans announced by AHRC, and at the heart of … Continue reading

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What are the problems with Funding Creative Content?

On November 7th 2017 a Forum is being convened, by BCre8ive and Digital Catapult, in London to look at the funding for content creation in the creative industries. In the recent survey of creative freelancers in the UK access to … Continue reading

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£80m University funding for Creatives Clusters

This blog provides a summary overview of the Art and Humanities Research Council (AHRC)’s new call for Universities and Companies in the Creative Industries to bid for support for a new government backed fund. NOTE: You will need to act … Continue reading

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Creative Freelancers Future in the UK.

The Creative Industries Federation this week published the results of the survey we asked BCre8ive members and supporters to fill in earlier this year.  You can download the full report HERE. The survey involved 700 freelancers from across the Creative … Continue reading

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What Value the Quality of the Screenplay?

This BCre8ive blog looks at the importance of the screenplay in the debate about creating independent films, and why it is so often overlooked.  The example of independent cinema discussed is the UK, but the issues equally apply in the … Continue reading

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What now for UK Education for Our Screens?

In the last month PACT have published a report highlighting the problems with UK independent film production. Last week Screen International published interviews with UK sales agents talking about a system that is broken. The number of UK independent films … Continue reading

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Creatives’ Futures in the UK

Following our own ‘Expanding the Creative Piepline’ response to the government’s Industrial Strategy document this blog looks at the responses of two of the major Creative Industries representative’s responses to the consultation.  The Creative Industries Council CIC), is a government … Continue reading

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Expanding the Creative Pipeline

There is real potential for the Creative industries to build an expanded creative pipeline. A structure, which utilises existing technology, capitalises on intellectual property, and grows the talent pipeline. It can achieve this by opening access to new talent, creating … Continue reading

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What is the future for Creatives in the UK?

The UK Government’s Green Paper sets out ten pillars on which a new industrial strategy will be built for the UK. The creative industries – everyone from architects and writers to web and game designers, from photographers to performers – … Continue reading

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Freelancers Survey – Time for a Voice

The Creative Industries Federation has just issued a survey for freelancers. Why should you, as a freelancer, fill it in – apart from the fact that it’ll only take 10-15 minutes? We freelancers are, according to Creative Skillset, 43% of … Continue reading

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