Creative industries add £84bn to UK economy

Also this week: AND's Chair interviewed on London Live, and Future Film Festival returns

29 January 2016

Picture credit: The British Chamber of Commerce

Creative industries add £84bn to UK economy

The UK's creative industries continue to outgrow the rest of the economy, generating £84.1bn of value for the country during 2014, producing almost £10m of Gross Value Added (GVA) in every hour of 2014. Read more

Boost for arts in health as MPs commit to cause

MPs are working together to drive forward developments in the field of arts and health. A two-year inquiry hopes to stimulate progress by supporting practitioners and influencing policy-makers. Read more

Professor Maggie Atkinson talks cultural education on London Live

A New Direction's Chair talks to Luke Blackall for the Headline Interview on London Live, about her life and work in education, and the importance of Mayoral Candidates understanding the need for all young Londoners to experience a creative childhood. Watch here

London Regeneration Fund supports new creative spaces

Arts organisations are among those to receive a share of a new £20m fund, which is tackling a shortage of affordable creative workspaces in the capital. Read more

European Parliament puts culture centre stage

Culture must become an integral part of EU policy, says the European Parliament - and artists should be free to move and support inter-cultural dialogue. Read more

London visual arts orgs take up the Cultural Education Challenge

Visual arts organisations across London - including Whitechapel Art Gallery, Bow Arts Trust and the ICA - are taking up the gauntlet laid by the Arts Council's Cultural Education Challenge. Read more


LGBT History Month set to take over the Wallace Collection

Inspired by the LGBT History Month and curated by artist Sadie Lee, this February sees Look OUT Late come to the Wallace Collection — get ready for an evening of immersive performances, talks and activities. Read more

Future Film Festival

The 9th BFI Future Film Festival returns to BFI Southbank next month and had been expanded from a ‘weekend’ to a full five days of practical workshops, masterclasses, screenings and Q+A’s, plus networking opportunities for young aspiring filmmakers aged 16-25. Read more


Part of VAULT Festival, Dr VAULT is a free 6-part series of weekend artist surgeries, talks, panels and Q&As, led by industry experts. Offering an overview of everything you need to know to set-up and survive as a freelance creative or performing arts company. Read more