Creative industries

Report

15 Nov 2018

At a time when all jobs, whether in a coffee shop or a bank, can seemingly be described as creative, you’d be forgiven for thinking the word had lost all meaning in the labour market. However, this first piece of research from the Creative Industries...

Strategy

25 Oct 2018

Amid Greater Sydney’s growth in the knowledge economy, the story and importance of our industrial and urban services activities get somewhat overlooked. Data actually tells us that the industrial and urban services sector is growing; becoming more efficient and adaptable, providing more jobs and making...

Report

28 Sep 2018

The creative industries – the media industries, arts and services like design and architecture – have been the focus of policy attention, support and funding for some two decades and more. And not just in the UK. This is a global phenomenon with governments across...

Conference paper

The role of coordinated visions for creative and knowledge precincts in Melbourne
18 Jun 2018

There has been increasing awareness of the importance of the creative and knowledge economies for Australian cities, and the physical places and spaces that support them. Often located in transit-orientated post-industrial areas, knowledge precincts, and creative precincts, require coordinated policy support to promote this particular...

Report

21 May 2018

The UK’s creative industries are a national strength. They account for £91.8 billion of Gross Value Added (GVA) or 5.3 per cent of the whole economy. A high-growth sector, the creative industries grew by 45 per cent between 2010 and 2016, almost twice as fast...

Submission

1 Mar 2018

This submission suggests considerations for Ofcom’s review of the BBC’s representation and portrayal of the diverse communities of the UK. Purpose 4 of the Public Purposes in the BBC Charter suggests that the BBC’s output must, ‘reflect, represent and serve the diverse communities of the...

Policy report

1 Mar 2018

The #CultureisDigital project was informed by an online open conversation last year and was borne out of the Government’s Culture White Paper commitment to review the digitisation of our public collections and enhance the online cultural experience.

It also builds upon the Government’s UK...

Report

21 Feb 2018

Artificial intelligence, augmented/virtual reality and blockchain are changing the way the content is produced, distributed and consumed. The impacts are not just changing the creative economy, but society as a whole. This paper presents the findings of a joint project, conducted by the World Economic...

Report

22 Sep 2017

Looking forward fifteen or twenty years to what our future economy could be like, in every scenario the Creative Industries are of central importance to the UK’s productivity and global success. We have two great assets: the English language and our national capacity for creativity....

Report

1 Aug 2017

The purpose of the project is to undertake comparative international case study research around the changing dynamics of the urban creative economy, particularly the emergent relationships with a rapidly evolving manufacturing sector. Creative industries are connected to future urban growth and investment, city marketing and...

Report

27 Mar 2017

Etsy is a global creative commerce platform that builds markets, services, and economic opportunities for creative entrepreneurs. Within Etsy markets, millions of people around the world connect, both online and offline, to make, sell, and buy unique goods. We believe that we’re creating a new...

Report

26 Sep 2016

Fifty years ago, the average worker expected to stay with one employer for the duration of their career, and that employer provided a full suite of benefits that guaranteed economic security to the worker and their family. Today traditional full-time employment is no longer the...

Discussion paper

1 Mar 2016

Our cultural sectors make a crucial contribution to the regeneration, health and wellbeing of our regions, cities, towns and villages. We will work with Arts Council England, the Heritage Lottery Fund, Public Health England and other partners to develop and promote the contribution of the...

Report

1 Dec 2015

Analysts and policymakers have long complained of the dearth of internationally comparable statistics on the creative industries because it has made it impossible to benchmark the performance of different countries. In January 2014, the Department for Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS) adopted the Dynamic Mapping...

Working paper

1 Oct 2015

Recent organisational and technological changes à la Uber have generated a new labour- market fringe: a digital class of workers and contractors. In this paper we study the case of CoContest, a crowdsourcing platform for interior design. Our objective is to investigate the profitability of...

Report

23 Jul 2015

Although Etsy sellers differ from traditional entrepreneurs in many ways, they are emblematic of larger shifts in the economy towards self-employment and micro-business. Most are businesses of one, and face very different challenges from even a five- or ten-person enterprise. Government and regulatory agencies should...

Policy report

8 Jul 2015

This is the second of a series of policy reports from the Creative Industries Federation.

The first focused on creative education and in this paper we turn our attention to the importance of public investment as part of the UK’s unique mixed economy in...

Chapter

1 Jun 2015

In December 2013 US auto giant General Motors announced it would wind up production in Australia. It signalled the end of domestic production of the iconic “Australian” Holden motor car, and subjected thousands of workers and their families in Adelaide and Melbourne, where their plants...

Report

1 Apr 2015

This report explores future automation and creativity in the UK and US workforces. We find that creative jobs will be much more resistant to automation than most other jobs.

Report

Why the UK needs 1 million new creative jobs by 2030 and what the government can do about it
1 Apr 2015

The UK’s strong current growth performance compared with other countries must not detract from her deep–seated structural problems: namely, her low investment in skills, infrastructure and innovation. As a consequence of these problems, productivity – output per hour worked – is 17 per cent lower...

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