UK Creative Overview

UK Creative Overview

The UK has one of the most diverse and vibrant creative landscapes. Get the big picture with our overview of the creative industries.

 

Why the UK? Why the UK?

Five reasons why the world's creative partner organisations choose the UK. 

Infographics Infographics

Visualize the creative economy's contribution to the UK using these infographics.

Strategy Strategy

Read about and join the campaign to grow the UK creative industries.

Facts and Figures Facts and Figures

UK creative industries generate £87.4bn a year to the UK economy. Find out latest available data below. 

NEWS: Creative Industries Toolkit launched NEWS: Creative Industries Toolkit launched

Read how the creative industries can drive benefits across the UK.

NEWS: Creative industries add £87.4bn to UK economy NEWS: Creative industries add £87.4bn to UK economy

Find out how the creative industries earn almost £10m every hour for the UK.

NEWS: Creative jobs grow at three times UK average NEWS: Creative jobs grow at three times UK average

New official data shows the number of UK creative occupations increased by three times the UK economy average in 2014.   

Focus on Newcastle Focus on Newcastle

Read about Newcastle's under-the-radar creative success.

International Growth Strategy for the UK Creative Industries International Growth Strategy for the UK Creative Industries

An ambitious five-year plan to double the UK's creative exports and grow by 50% the UK's global share of inbound foreign direct investment in creative sectors by 2020.

Highlighted cases Highlighted cases

From technology to games and movie production, the UK has been strikingly successful in attracting overseas investors and trade partners.

Focus on Birmingham Focus on Birmingham

Find out more about the potential of Birmingham's creative industries through this special report.

Focus on Bristol and Bath Focus on Bristol and Bath

Discover the features that make Bristol and Bath a hub for the creative industries.

Showreel Video: Scotland Showreel Video: Scotland

Watch this film to see the big plans Scotland has for its burgeoning Creative Industries.