This sector vision sets out how the government and industry will work together to unlock the growth potential of the creative industries.
The government’s Department for Culture, Media and Sport confirmed their commitment to the creative industries as a high-growth priority sector. They announced their ambitious plans to grow the economy and boost creative industries, releasing the following statement:
“Our creative industries are a true British success story. They drive economic growth at home – contributing £108 billion in 2021 to the UK economy – and are a brilliant global advert for our creativity and values.
This government is determined to build on their world class excellence and I am today publishing a Creative Industries Sector Vision that will make sure we do that. This Vision is about maximising growth, nurturing young people’s talent and delivering on the creative potential that exists right across the country. By 2030 – working with industry – we plan to grow these industries by £50 billion of gross value added and support a million extra jobs with a pipeline of talent and opportunity for young people.
This sector vision sets out our 2030 goals and objectives to deliver on this. It is a vision for the creative industries to become an even greater growth engine and where creative talent from all backgrounds, and creative businesses from all areas in the UK, can thrive.”
One of the Prime Minister’s priority sectors for economic growth, the creative industries are a global British success story growing at more than 1.5 times the rate of the wider economy over the past decade and contributing £108 billion in gross value added (GVA) annually.
Employment in these industries has grown at five times the rate of the rest of the economy since 2011. Speaking at the London Tech Week conference on Monday 12th June, Prime Minister Rishi Sunak said that Britain’s creative industries were “going like gangbusters” and represent a “unique strength” for the country.
The Prime Minister, Rishi Sunak, said:
“The creative industries are a true British success story, from global music stars like Adele and Ed Sheeran to world-class cultural institutions like the National Theatre.”
“These industries have a special place in our national life and make a unique contribution to how we feel about ourselves as a country.”
“We want to build on this incredible success to drive growth in our economy – one of my key priorities – and to ensure that UK creative industries continue to lead the world long into the future.”
“Backed up with significant new funding, this ambitious plan will help grow the sector by an extra £50 billion while creating one million extra jobs by 2030.”
Culture Secretary, Lucy Frazer, said:
“The imagination and ingenuity of British designers, producers, content creators, writers and artists are spearheading growth right across our economy.”
“The government is backing our creatives to maximise the potential of the creative industries. This Sector Vision is about driving innovation, attracting investment and building on the clusters of creativity across the country. And from first days at school to last days of work, we will nurture the skills needed to build a larger creative workforce to harness the talent needed for continued success.”
“Working with the industry this vision is helping the UK creative sectors go from strength to strength – providing jobs and opportunities, creating world leading content and supporting economic growth across the country.”