Category Archives: Creative industries

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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UK Challenge Fund for the Creative Industries?

The Innovate and AHRC Challenge Fund for supporting innovation in the UK is currently being drawn up. Here are the suggestions published in various workshops around the UK over the two weeks for why the Creatives Industries fit the Funds … Continue reading

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New Creative Industry Strategy?

This week the UK  government launched its new industrial strategy green paper , and consultation. It states that the Creative Industries are one of the five priorities. This follows on a consultation process involving AHRC and Innovate into how to … Continue reading

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Funding Your Creative Work Part 1. Grants

A new year and new creative projects beckon, but how to fund them? Following on from the previous blog on crowdfunding this one looks at public funds available to creatives in the UK.  Future blogs will look at private investment, … Continue reading

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Visions of Inclusion – more practical steps

In the previous blog the issues around building trust, and the initial steps towards an inclusive creative community were addressed.  This week the Andrew Lloyd Webber Foundation published their report on BAME talent and the barriers to entry in UK … Continue reading

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Inclusivity in the Creative Industries – first steps

The question of diversity, or lack of, within the creativity industries has been an issue for a long time, and over the last few years has steadily taken center stage in many discussions. As a  response the idea of inclusivity … Continue reading

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Four Solutions for the Creative Industries

Following on from last week’s blog this article looks at some possible solutions to the issues identified in ‘Four Key issues for the Creative Industries’. Several people have commented on the fact that some of the issues I raised in … Continue reading

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