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A famous London music venue is opening its doors to 15,000 young people, the majority from disadvantaged backgrounds, each year to learn skills, build confidence and make connections to equip them to work in the UK’s creative industries.
The State of Creativity reflects on creative industry policy over the last 10 years and asks where next for the creative sector. It includes contributions from 24 creative industry thinkers from seven UK universities and across the creative sector. In the report, researchers highlight the priority areas for creative industries policy, and research. These short essays are supported by on-the-ground case studies from those working in the creative sector, including Syima Aslam from Bradford Literature Festival, entrepreneur Tom Adeyoola, and the Royal Shakespeare Company’s Sarah Ellis.
At the end of 2022, Careful Industries was commissioned by the Creative Industries Policy and Evidence Centre, funded by the AHRC, and MyWorld to conduct a rapid foresight study, exploring some of the changes and challenges for the creative industries over the next three to five years. The report explores the impact of digital culture and technologies on the creative industries.
The National Centre for Creative Health (NCCH) has announced its new Creative Health Associates programme. Funded by Arts Council England, the programme will see a Creative Health Associate employed in each NHS region across England, who will work with doctors, nurses and other healthcare practitioners to embed creative approaches and activities in health and care systems across England.
The Good Work Review is the first examination of job quality across the entire creative industries. The Review is based on 40 separate indicators, from evidence submitted by 120 organisations, and focuses on issues including fair pay, flexible working, paid overtime and employee representation.
Arts and culture play a large and underappreciated role in economic development. The UK's small-to-medium-sized cities, in particular, must tap this opportunity, says a Key Cities report.