Creative industries worth almost £10 million an hour to economy

The UK’s creative industries are now worth a record £84.1 billion to the UK economy, figures published today (26th January 2016) reveal, having grown by 8.9 per cent in 2014. British films, music, video games, crafts and publishing are taking a lead role in driving the UK’s economic recovery, according to the latest Government statistics. The figures show the sector …

Creative industries worth almost £10 million an hour to economy

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The UK’s creative industries are now worth a record £84.1 billion to the UK economy, figures published today (26th January 2016) reveal, having grown by 8.9 per cent in 2014. British films, music, video games, crafts and publishing are taking a lead role in driving the UK’s economic recovery, according to the latest Government statistics. The figures show the sector …

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New Publication: Beyond the Campus: Higher Education, Cultural Policy and the Creative Economy

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New publication: Special Edition International Journal of Cultural Policy – Beyond the Campus: Higher Education, Cultural Policy and the Creative Economy, Volume 22, Issue 1, 2016 – Guest Editors: Abigail Gilmore and Roberta Comunian is now available online. This special issue addresses the interconnections between Higher Education, Cultural Policy and the Creative Economy, drawing on the findings from the UK Arts and …

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‘Get Ready to Supply’ new programme to support creative businesses

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Greater London Enterprise have just launched Get Ready to Supply a fully funded programme to support your business to build internal capacity and increase competitiveness whilst introducing new business opportunities. Get Ready To Supply is aimed at opening up supply chain and procurement opportunities to Micro, Small and Medium Sized Enterprises in the construction and creative sectors. Supporting businesses to build …

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Adoption of digital slows among arts and cultural organisations

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New research shows that arts and cultural organisations continue to benefit from digital technologies though the pace of adoption is slowing*. Digital Culture 2015 is the third annual survey from the Digital R&D Fund for the Arts – a £7million fund from Arts Council England, Nesta and the Arts and Humanities Research Council to help arts and cultural organisations grow …

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Mayor gives green light for new tech hub which will provide thousands of new jobs

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Plans to convert an iconic flour mill not used since the 1980s into a new centre for business and enterprise that will deliver 20,000 new jobs in East London have been given the go-ahead by the Mayor of London’s office. A new tech and creative hub for the east of the city with 5 million square feet of business space …

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NESTA new publication: Creative economy employment in the EU and UK: A comparative analysis

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This report compares the size and growth of the EU’s creative industries on a consistent basis. Key Findings: – The creative industries employ 11.4 million people in the EU, accounting for 5 per cent of the EU workforce. – Sweden has the highest proportion of its workforce employed in the creative industries (8.9 per cent), followed by Finland (8.2 per …

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Creativeworks London Festival 2016 – Proposals now open!

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Creativeworks London, has funded almost 150 collaborative projects between researchers and cultural and creative businesses in the capital since Autumn 2012. An exciting research programme has also been delivered, contributing detailed knowledge on London’s creative economies. After four very stimulating and engaging years, Creativeworks London will be drawing to a close in May 2016. This programme has produced a plethora …

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World Cities Culture Report 2015 Now Available

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Major new international report highlights opportunities and challenges for the future The Mayor of London, Boris Johnson, today (18th November 2015) called on cities around the world to work together to support and nurture culture and creativity, which he believes are critical to their success. The Mayor’s comments coincide with the publication of The World Cities Culture Report 2015, the …

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Big Bang Data Exhibition

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Emails, selfies, shopping transactions, Google searches, dating profiles: every day we’re producing data in huge quantities. Our online activity, alongside that of businesses and governments, has led to a massive explosion – a ‘Big Bang’ – of data.This radical shift in the volume, variety and speed of data being produced, combined with new techniques for storage, access, and analysis, is what …

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Business Funding Show (2nd & 3rd February 2016)

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The Business Funding Show (BFS) is the first and only exhibition exclusively focused on business funding and growth support, taking place on the 2nd and 3rd of February 2016 in iconic Old Billingsgate, London. The show will bring together two key groups in the UK economy – entrepreneurs looking for funding and leading finance and service providers. The event will host market-leaders representing their …

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Creativeworks London is one of four Knowledge Exchange Hubs for the Creative Economy funded by the Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC) to develop strategic partnerships with creative businesses and cultural organisations, to strengthen and diversify their collaborative research activities and increase the number of arts and humanities researchers actively engaged in research-based knowledge exchange.