British Council Creative Economy

Menu Show search

Theme: Creative enterprise

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.

Open URL
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.

View
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.

View
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.

Download PDF
Research

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.

Download PDF
Evaluations

Creative Connections: Playable City Lagos

Evaluation by Nesta of the Playable City Lagos project. Helpful things to think about when taking the Playable City programme to other cities.

Download PDF
Research

Connecting Creative Communities: Creative Hubs in Malaysia, Thailand, Indonesia and the Philippines

Research published in 2017. Beyond identifying and indexing creative hubs in Malaysia, the research looked at the challenges they face, how they operate and assessed their impact.

Download PDF
Policy Guides

Creative Hubs Mapping Taiwan

How the creative economy in Taiwan is developing, with recommendations and outlooks for the future.

Download PDF
Policy Guides

Mapping Creative Hubs in Malaysia

Mapping of creative hubs, including what we include in the definition of hubs, background, business models and structures. It also includes a directory of creative hubs and spaces in Malaysia.

Download PDF
Policy Guides

Policy and Creative Hubs in Vietnam

An overview of the cultural and creative industries and creative hubs in Vietnam. Includes an analysis of where hubs sit within the legal system.

Download PDF

Creative Enterprise Toolkit

Are you starting or running a creative business? Nesta’s Creative Enterprise Toolkit is a practical resource to help you plan, build, test, communicate and launch your new creative business.

View