Creative industries strategy resources


CIC covid-19 transition & recovery plan (June 2020)

The Creative Industries Council has submitted a wide-ranging set of proposals to ministers to counter the impact of the global pandemic on the creative industries and enable the sector to recover and achieve future growth.

They cover jobs, innovation, access to finance, fiscal incentives, skills and talent, and exports.

Read the plan here.



An updated list of 100 organisations innovating by combining creativity and technology was published as part of the Createch stage at the virtual Cog-X festival in June 2020.

Download the list.

Watch the promotional video.

response to Immigration White paper (July 2019)


The Creative Industries Council has submitted this reponse to the UK Government's White Paper on Immigration.

The White Paper can be found here.


Creative 3-year Exports Strategy (june 2019)

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A three year Exports Strategy has been published by the Creative Industries Trade & and Investment Board, chaired by Annette King, CEO of Publicis Groupe UK.

Download the Export Strategy here.


ones to Watch (June 2019)

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'Ones to Watch' showcases 50 UK businesses and projects harnessing the interaction of creativity and technology. The report was collated by innovation specialists Springwise, with support from London & Partners, Digital Catapult and the GREAT campaign.

Download and share the Ones to Watch  report.

Also find the Createch Resource Book (English version, Chinese version)




CI Sector Deal Cover

The Government and the creative industries sector, through the Creative Industries Council (CIC), have agreed a Sector Deal to unlock growth for creative businesses.  The Sector Deal will invest more than £150 million across the lifecycle of creative businesses, including:

  • places of the future - by funding leading creative clusters to compete globally
  • technologies and content of the future - via research into augmented reality and virtual reality
  • creative skills of the future - via a careers programme that will open up creative jobs to people of every background

Download report. Share deal graphics here and here.


deal follow-up

Read a progress update on implementing the Deal here.

As part of implementing the Creative Industries Sector Deal, announcements have been made relating to:



CIC Value Infographic 2018 (small) 

Download infographics with the latest official data on the economic contribution (pictured above) of the creative industries, creative employment and exports of creative services from the UK.


 Past reports


 Create Together 2016 Cover


Create Together is a growth strategy for the UK creative industries, developed for industry and by industry with support from government. It represents a shared vision and is action-orientated to support the growth of the creative industries for the next five years.

One of the growth drivers identified in 'Create Together' is diversity. Find out more about diversity in the creative industries.

For Chinese speakers, there is also this Chinese summary of the UK's strategy for the creative industries and more Chinese language content here.


what MPs think

Download a report into what UK MPs think about the importance of the creative industries here.


other resources

This page also includes infographics, and collateral from previous UK strategies for the creative industries. You can download and use any of the these elements to support the UK's creative industries. Please email if you have any questions.


Industrial strategy 

In the run-up to the sector deal, industry leaders provided Ministers with an agenda for growth designed to unlock the full potential of creative sectors to increase career opportunities, productivity and value added across the UK.

The submission to the Government’s Industrial Strategy Green Paper consultation identifies huge opportunities to stimulate growth, jobs, innovation and new businesses in all parts of the UK by transforming the creative industries.




Download this update on the progress made on the Create UK strategy in its first year.

2014 Report


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Download the report outlining the context, recommendations and success measures for ensuring the UK's creative industries remain a success story.  


2014 International Strategy


 UKTI Creative Industries International Strategy (small)


Download a plan on the international strategy for the UK creative industries.




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Download a showcase of images from successful UK creative properties and practitioners.




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Download a selection of key quotes from supporters of the Create UK strategy.


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Download PDF of print advertising campaign as published in Metro, the UK newspaper, on July 8, 2014.