Effective policy-making is essential for the development of a sustainable and competitive creative economy. The structure around which the creative economy develops is shaped by a series of government interventions, from IP regulations to tax regimes and education policies. Through this strand of work, and in recognition that the creative economy is both a global and local phenomenon, the British Council seeks to promote the discussion and sharing of appropriate initiatives and perspectives, building dialogue at local, regional and international levels to develop more sustainable and relevant policy making.
We recently caught up with former CLI participant, Toni Attard, who updated us on the progress of Malta’s first national strategy for the creative economy.
On the same day the Office for National Statistics (ONS) announced that the UK economy contracted by 0.2%, Ed Vaizey’s speech highlighted the recent growth of the creative industries and their future.
Judith has over ten years experience in public sector economic development specialising in London’s designer fashion sector.
Gillian is a freelance Scottish creative consultant who enables organisations to engage with audiences, harness digital tools, and develop collaborative, practical solutions.
Neil Peterson is Director and Founder of Inside Track, an innovative new consultancy group which focusses on helping clients – normally major European Cities – to deliver positive social and economic changes.
Donald Hyslop is Head of Regeneration and Community Partnerships at Tate Modern, London.
Steven Miles is Professor in Sociology at Manchester Metropolitan University.