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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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Money for Creatives – Ways Forward

This is a summary  of the BCre8ive and Digital Catapult  ‘Ways Forward’ event held on Monday 19th March 2018 at Digital Catapult. This was the follow up event to their successful November 2017 Investment Forum, and involved numerous creative freelancers, … Continue reading

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R&D Tax Relief in the Creative Industries

This is part of our series of blogs on the way in which creatives may obtain finance for their work. Written by guest blogger David Farbey of Myriad Associates this piece reviews one aspect of the UK Tax system which … Continue reading

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New Investments in Content Creation

In the previous blogs on the Content Investment Forum organised by BCre8ive and Digital Catapult we covered the initial issues, and a range of experiences from freelancers and micro companies. In this final blog in this series we are looking … Continue reading

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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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Creative Clusters and what they mean for you.

In the last month, two major UK Government initiatives have called for Creative Clusters to be supported and created across the UK. The first was the AHRC announcement of £80m  for creative clusters hosted by Universities. The second as part … 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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