Art changes with life. Life changes art. The earth without art would be just “eh”.
With the advent of digital marketing and various mind-blowing technologies to assist the artist express himself, 3D Printing to say the least, it’s no great surprise that it’s a 56 billion industry in the UK alone.
Big things are afoot for creative industries.
It is now an ongoing campaign that allows me to ask British entrepreneurs we’ve come to know and love for an act of kindness: “If there is one book that you could share with more than 100,000 entrepreneurs- something to inspire or empower, what would that be?”
Well from that Curated Bookshelf project, a book by Richard Florida was shared numerous times: The Rise of the Creative Class. It contains a compelling proposition: creative people are linked to economic growth.
As the theory goes, “…cities with high concentrations of creatives tend to experience higher levels of economic development.” Fabulous idea? It’s much more than that. This idea has been echoed by a handful of advocates and organisations across the UK that aim to nurture our creative industries with thoughtful research and the correct support network. They also aim to empower creative entrepreneurs with resources, mentoring and funding.
A quick online search for these organisations and their respective research projects will produce hundreds of documents. Hundreds, I kid you not. It spawned this project to map out Creative Britain, with an infographic below.
Seven Characters in Creative Britain
In this infographic you’ll find the top metrics within the creative industries in the UK and game changers in 7 sectors.
Each sector will have a quick picture of growth in the market and the ‘size of the prize’ in each of the seven creative playgrounds.
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( Ed.Note: An earlier version of this blog was written for BuildBritishBusiness.com )