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Plan to Create 1 Million New Creative Jobs

Published on:
April 1, 2015

Nesta, the innovation charity, has developed recommendations to create 1 million new jobs in the UK creative economy by 2030.

The body's proposals include:

  • Encouragement of multi-disciplinary education by transforming STEM educational criteria (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) into STEAM by including an arts element
  • Establishment of a £100m competitive fund to develop clusters outside London, using matched funding from the private sector, local authorities and cultural funders
  • Creation of a fund to invest in ultrafast digital infrastructure (speeds approaching 1Gbps) to cover research and development of faster connections, development of new commercial applications and services; and analysis of behaviour in faster speed households
  • Promotion of innovative financial models by publicly-funded arts bodies such as the Arts Council England, Creative Scotland and the British Film Institute to encourage additional funding in the creative industries
  • Creation of a National Lottery distributor for the video games industry, following the BFI model