“We must invest in creativity” – new data reveals that Creative Industries are a catalyst for post-pandemic recovery

Creative Industries Federation and Creative England, which together comprise the non-profit Creative UK Group, have today published new data showing the impact of the pandemic on the Creative Industries and crucially, what can be unlocked with the right investment.   Their report The UK Creative Industries: unleashing the power and potential of creativity features newly commissioned data from Oxford Economics, which projects that, with the right investment, the sector could recover faster than the UK economy as a whole, growing by over 26% by 2025 and contributing £132.1 billion to…

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Creative Industries Federation warns of “crippling inequalities” unless government acts now to support UK’s creative sector

New statistics show that creative freelancers, microbusinesses and those dependent on audiences are seeing the biggest financial hit as a result of the pandemic.  Creative industries outside of London hit particularly hard, with those outside the capital more likely to see bigger turnover decreases and least likely to be able to monetise digital content.   The Creative Industries Federation, the membership body for the UK’s creative sector, warned of “crippling inequalities across the country” as new statistics paint a picture of a sector that needs further support, as it seeks to find new ways to adapt and monetise creative work.   The…

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Exeter Northcott partners with Creative Industries Federation to stream Le Navet Bete’s Treasure Island

A trailblazing partnership has been set up to enable global audiences the chance to enjoy an hilarious version of a British classic – Robert Louis Stevenson’s Treasure Island. Le Navet Bete’s version of this swashbuckling adventure at the Northcott Theatre was one of the few productions able to play to a live socially-distanced audience over the Christmas period. With standing ovations and rapturous applause, audiences praised the show for offering much-needed laughter and escapism after a difficult year. Unfortunately, with tightening lockdown restrictions, the run was cut short but not before…

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Creative England and Creative Industries Federation announce Creative Coalition 2020

Creative England and the Creative Industries Federation are delighted to announce their inaugural joint event, Creative Coalition 2020. Streaming live across the country, this 3-day virtual festival will explore the future of the UK’s creative landscape. The first festival of its kind, Creative Coalition 2020 will bring together the UK’s creators, makers, leaders and innovators for a unique event comprising virtual live performances, including from leading UK spoken word artist George the Poet, as well as inspiring talks, panels and practical workshops, with speakers including industry leaders Jefferson Hack, Curator…

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Industry bodies call for additional funds for those businesses who will be latest to return to work

Industry bodies representing creative industries, hospitality and visitor attractions have issued a statement calling on government to extend support for those businesses and professionals who will be latest to return to work, warning of a financial “cliff-edge” for businesses that will be unable to resume full levels of operation for some time.  The statement from Caroline Norbury MBE (CEO, Creative Industries Federation),  Kate Nicholls (CEO, UKHospitality and Chairwoman, The Tourism Alliance) and Bernard Donoghue (Director, The Association of Leading Visitor Attractions) reads: “As lockdown measures begin to ease, government must…

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