The report, entitled 'Enriching Britain: Culture, Creativity and Growth - The 2015 Report by the Warwick Commission on the Future of Cultural Value', takes an indepth look at "our investment in the arts, the UK’s cultural education and the role of the Culture and Creative Industries in carving out Britain’s global status." The commission, by the University of Warwick, conducted a 12 month inquiry into how Britain can secure greater value from its cultural and creative assets. In a foreword by Vikki Henderson CBE, she states:
"...the government and the Cultural and Creative Industries need to take a united and coherent approach that guarantees equal access for everyone to a rich cultural education and the opportunity to live a creative life. There are barriers and inequalities in Britain today that prevent this from being a universal human right. This is bad for business and bad for society."
The report goes on to specifically mark out Creative Industry Finance as intrinsic to the burgeoning movement of arts organisations towards "diversifying their investment portfolios and content in order to boost their economic viability and offer commercially and creatively rewarding content."
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22nd November 2016
Here are some highlights from the Creative Tracks conference