The first ever comprehensive plan for Government support for the creative industries was published today.
New action plan for the creative industries
22 February 2008
The strategy, 'Creative Britain: New Talents for the New Economy' makes 26 key commitments for Government and industry across every stage of the creative process. It is designed to turn talent into jobs and help creative businesses thrive in the international market. It recognises the growing success story that is Britain's creative economy and seeks to provide the industries with an unrivalled pool of talent to draw on, and the same formal, structured support associated with other industries.
The starting point of the comprehensive strategy is unlocking creative talent, helping it flourish and turning it into jobs. Routes into the creative industries for people of all backgrounds will be developed. New commitments announced today include:
Information in this article was taken from the joint DCMS, BERR and DIUS press release.
- securing 5,000 apprenticeships across the creative industries by 2013
- working with the industries' most successful creators to develop five new 'centres of excellence' in creative skills
- exploring the creation of a 14 - 25 Academic Hub for the creative industries, which will bring schools and art colleges and universities together