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.

 

NEWS: UK has 2m creative jobs NEWS: UK has 2m creative jobs

2m UK jobs are in the creative industries, which are expanding faster than the rest of the jobs market. Read more. 

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 £91.8bn a year to the UK economy. Find out latest available data below. 

Createch Resource Book Createch Resource Book

The Createch Resource Book includes details of 100-creatively led businesses and 100-tech-led businesses at the cutting edge of this new category.

Creative industries have growth potential across UK Creative industries have growth potential across UK

Analysis shows how creative industries impact regional economies across the UK.

NEWS: Creative Industries earn UK almost £92bn NEWS: Creative Industries earn UK almost £92bn

New data shows the UK creative industries growing at twice the average of the UK economy.

Video: Createch Showcase 2018 Video: Createch Showcase 2018

A taster of UK Createch including clips from 2018 Createch London event.

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

Read how the creative industries can drive benefits across 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 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.