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History

The term was coined in 1997 by Great Britain’s Prime Minister Tony Blair who set up a Creative Industries Task Force which aimed at identifying industry sectors that combined creative content with export potential. By many this was seen as a good way out of the

longstanding dichotomy between the creative arts and cultural industries. While culture workers would benefit from the corporate financial support, the industry could prove that it was not only after profits, but also committed to fostering art and creativity.


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Radio What are Creative Industries worth? UK creative industries generate revenues of around £112.5 billion and employ 1.3 million people, with UK exports accounting for around £10.3 billion. Between 1997 and 1998 output from creative industries grew

Television by 16 per cent, as compared to 6 per cent for the economy as a whole. These figures supported the case for strategic support, although it should be noted that producing exact figures for the sector is difficult, as the creative sector doesn’t follow traditional industry models. It has a high number of

Gaming freelancers and micro businesses (fewer than 10 employees) who move fluidly between commercial and non-commercial contexts. Also, those working in the sector may not recognise themselves as being part of an industry. These factors have influenced the models of support now in place.


Growth in terms of value of output and employment

How important are Creative Industries?

Total creative employment increased from 1.6m in 1997 to nearly 2m in 2008, an average growth rate of 2% per annum, compared to 1% for the whole of the economy over this period. The Creative Industries grew by an average of 5% per annum between 1997 and 2007. This compares to an average of 3% for the whole of the economy over this period.

Creative industries are becoming increasingly important components of modern postindustrial knowledge-based economies. Not only are they thought to account for higher than average growth and job creation, they are also vehicles of cultural identity that play an important role in fostering cultural diversity.

Section Interaction Fashion and film Jean Paul guatier Already well-known in the fashion world, he became a household word in the U.S. when he designed the costumes for Bruce Willis and Milla Vulkovich in the movie “The Fifth Element� in 1995


Bibliography

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