Definition of cultural industries: “Cultural industry refers to the various businesses that produce, distribute, market or sell products that belong categorically in creative arts. Such products could include clothing, decorative material for homes, books, movies, television programs, or music. Cultural industry is a very large category for certain types of businesses.”
This is from the website http://www.wisegeek.com
“Staying Ahead employs the most globally-recognized structural definition of the creative industries, which
was developed by the UK Department of Culture, Media and Sport’s Creative Industries Mapping Project. Its
key publications in 1998 and 2001.
brought together a formerly fairly disparate group of industrial
categories under the broad heading of the ‘creative industries’. The industrial categories they coalesced in
their mapping exercise became known as the ‘DCMS 13’:
• Advertising, Architecture, Art and antiques, Computer games, Crafts, Design, Designer fashion, Film
and video, Music, Performing arts, Publishing, Software, TV and radio
By drawing together, in particular, the ‘arts’ or ‘cultural’ sector with a range of professional services sectors
such as advertising, architecture and software,7
these publications provided an effective ‘blueprint’ for a
new – and surprisingly large and influential – sector: the creative economy.”
This is from the website http://www.theworkfoundation.com
Make up- vocational sector:
“Up to 23, year-long, paid Modern Apprenticeships with arts organisations aimed at young people aged 16 to 20 will be created in a partnership between Creative Scotland, Young Scot, Creative & Cultural Skills Scotland and Creative Skillset.
Young people taking part in the Modern Apprenticeships will study for vocational qualifications while gaining professional experience working for an arts organisation. Creative Scotland will offer employers up to £8,000 towards the salary of each apprentice, enabling organisations to provide positions.”
This is from the website http://www.youngscot.net
Development of cultural industries: This is how Creative Scotland began
“In November 2003, Creative Scotland was just a twinkle in the eye of then-first minister Jack McConnell, who pledged that the Labour Scottish Government would overhaul the existing funding arrangements to put creativity at the heart of their agenda.Moving forward to 2010, the Tory-Lib Dem Coalition has taken power at Westminster, while the Scottish National Party preside over the Scottish Parliament, with Alex Salmond as first minister. It is at this moment that Creative Scotland is born, of the merger of Scottish Screen, the film funding body, with the Scottish Arts Council (which also controlled lottery money for the arts).”
This is from the website http://www.afterall.org
One way that the creative industry has developed is creative Scotland. http://www.creativescotland.com.
Creative Scotland has introduced legislation which had a massive impact on the creative industry. Here is quote from their website: ” We invest in talented people and exciting ideas. We develop the creative industries and champion everything that’s good about Scottish creativity”.
Economic importance: “The cultural industry is the fastest growing industry in the UK, and it is set to grow even further. It employs over 500,000 people and is expected to grow by another 200,000 people in the next five years or so.”
This is from the website http://www.metier.org.uk
“The creative industries sector in Scotland supports over 60,000 jobs and contributes £5 billion to our economy.”
This is from the website http://www.sdi.co.uk
This is from the website http://www.sunderland.gov.uk