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A New Toolkit for Creative Cities Across the UK, Creative Industries Council

Our research into how cities and regions can nurture their Creative Industries

We were commissioned by the Creative Industries Council to provide a ‘toolkit’ of measures to support place-based strategies for growth of the creative industries for Metro Mayors and city leaders.

We consulted with local authorities, LEPs, arts and cultural organisations and creative industries leaders across England. The final report provided 23 case studies from cities that had taken successful creative industries initiatives in the areas of Innovation and Growth; Jobs and Skills: Placemaking and Promotion; Planning and Infrastructure; and City Leadership. The report was launched jointly by West Midlands Combined Authority Mayor, Andy Street and Creative Industries Council co-chair Nicola Mendelsohn.

The findings anticipated many of the priorities within the 2018 Industrial Strategy to develop “prosperous places across the UK”.

The full toolkit can be downloaded here.