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Create South East are excited to hear about the news of the new Creative Manifesto. We believe that this will be an important call for change in the sector and that the creative industries in the South East will benefit from this call to action for our community. Keep reading to find out more about the manifesto from Creative UK…

Recently, Creative UK had a launch event for the Creative Manifesto in collaboration with Land of Hope and Story at the Thomas Heatherwick studios. The manifesto defines an ask for the creative industries with six key goals to help support, protect and fuel innovation within the sector. 

These key goals are:

  • Grow the workforce of tomorrow by prioritising creative skills and education.
  • Unleash creative freelancers’ potential to build more sustainable careers, by modelling better ways of working.
  • Make the UK the best place in the world to build and retain creative talent and their businesses. Return the arts share of National Lottery funds to 25% and create and maintain genuinely competitive fiscal reliefs and incentives.
  • Facilitate innovation by increasing investment in research and development funding, and supporting new products, services and IP.
  • Enable innovation and provide security for creatives, by protecting Intellectual Property (IP) in the age of Artificial Intelligence (AI).
  • Strengthen the UK’s standing on the world stage, by supporting trade and exports.

‘With the general election coming up, it’s more important than ever to galvanise for change. The manifesto is a key factor in building support for the creative industries, and will help define the future of the creative sector as we move forward into the election period. ‘ -Creative UK

Read the manifesto and join the revolution for change to protect and champion our sector. Don’t forget to spread the word to your networks so that we can shout about the importance of the creative industries in the UK.