Wednesday, March 19, 2008

Creative Britain: New Plan for the Creative Industries [United Kingdom]

The first ever comprehensive plan for Government support for the creative industries has been published in the United Kingdom, marking their shift from the margins to the mainstream of economic and policy thinking.

The strategy, 'Creative Britain: New Talents for the New Economy' makes 26 key commitments for Government and industry across every stage of the creative process. It is designed to turn talent into jobs and help creative businesses thrive in the international market. It recognises the growing success story that is Britain's creative economy and seeks to provide the industries with an unrivalled pool of talent to draw on, and the same formal, structured support associated with other industries.

''Creative Britain: New Talents for the New Economy' is published today by the Departments for Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS), Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform (BERR) and Innovation, Universities and Skills (DIUS) and is available from

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