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Why the UK needs one million extra creative jobs by 2030 and what the government should do about it.
A future government should prioritise the creation of one million new creative jobs by 2030. There are some 2.6 million jobs in the UK’s creative economy, growing at around three times the rate of the workforce as a whole. Within this, 1.8 million are employed in creative jobs. These are – in the main – high-skilled, knowledge-intensive and resilient to future automation. But there are barriers to the growth of this key UK strength.
Supported by findings from a new research report with Carl Benedikt Frey and Michael Osborne from Oxford University – which will be launched at the event – we will present Nesta’s recommendations for how the government can grow the UK’s creative economy.
This event will bring together policymakers, entrepreneurs, industry leaders, and artists and cultural organisations to discuss what government can do to help grow the creative economy.
Confirmed speakers who will be sharing their personal insights on creativity and the role of public policy include: the award-winning film maker and campaigner, Dame Beeban Kidron; tech entrepreneur and Dragons Den dragon, Piers Linney; Director, Culture at King’s College London and former creative director of Royal Opera House and Royal Ballet Principal, Deborah Bull, and Professor of Computer Science at Goldsmiths and jazz pianist, Mark d’Inverno.
If you are interested in attending this event, please email George.Windsor@nesta.org.uk.
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