The creative industries join forces to maintain UK's position as creative world-leader
The talent of makers, designers, architects, musicians and filmmakers has put the UK at the forefront of creative leadership but they are facing competition from other fast-growing creative economies.
The Crafts Council is pleased to have played a key part in contributing to the UK Trade & Investment (UKTI) Creative Industries International Strategy – the ambitions of which will strengthen the position and reputation of the UK’s creative across the globe by outlining a five-year action plan.
We have worked with the UKTI and other industry leaders through the Creative Industry Sector Advisory Group and support this five-year plan that will enhance the profile of British craft for innovation and inspiration across the world.
Rosy Greenlees, Executive Director, Crafts Council:
This strategy launch comes at a time when the Crafts Council is looking at how we can support makers in an international marketplace and export craft as a valuable cultural and commercial product to a global audience. British makers have the ability to utilise their unique way of thinking, hand skills and material knowledge within a number of industries, and so, a shared vision and strategy for the whole of the creative industries resonates deeply with the craft sector.