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Creative Hubs: Understanding the New Economy

A dynamic ecosystem of creative spaces and communities has developed over the last 10 years. This report has been commissioned to better understand their diverse value, processes and motivations and in doing so, analyse how best to support and stimulate the wider creative economy they are rooted in.

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Toolkits

How and why to run a creative hack

Hacks bring together people to find new ways of looking at challenges, start to think about ways of solving them, and most importantly finding ways to collaborate.

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Toolkits

Find new ways of doing things

The IDEO methods cards have been created by design firm IDEO to inspire creativity, make it easier to communicate with your team, help you think about things differently.

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Toolkits

Mapping the Creative Industries: a Toolkit

In many places, little is known about the size or location of the creative industries, or what their needs are. Mapping is the first step in changing this. This toolkit, developed by BOP Consulting does just that.

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Policy Guides

New and Changing Dynamics: How the Creative Economy is Evolving

This guide, New and Changing Dynamics: How the Global Creative Economy is Evolving, shows how the global creative economy is changing. Published in 2016, it is an updated companion to the 2010 Introduction to the Creative Economy. Edited by John Newbigin, OBE, chair of Creative England, it has sections about funding, finding your audience and much more.

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Policy Guides

Introduction to the Creative Economy

First published in 2010, this is an excellent guide to the creative economy, its reach and impact. Written by John Newbigin OBE.

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