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Pathways to Design

Pathways to Design: Young People's Entry to the Design Sector
Creative & Cultural Skills, November 2013

Pathways to Design examines the design industry's perceptions of young people, their suitability for work and the neccessary skills and abilities needed to thrive within the sector. It is the first major qunatitative study of design employer views on the education sector in the UK.

The Historic Environment and Cultural Heritage Skills Survey

The Historic Environment and Cultural Heritage Skills Survey
Creative & Cultural Skills, November 2013

A study of the historic environment and cultural heritage sectors skills issues, drawn from a survey of over 1000 employers. The study examines training habits, long term change to skills needs within the sector and entry to the workforce for aspiring professionals.

Publicly-funded arts as an R&D lab for the creative industries?

Publicly-funded arts as an R&D lab for the creative industries?
June 2013

Publicly-funded arts as an R&D lab for the creative industries? A survey of theatre careers in the UK, a report by Creative & Cultural Skills, Arts Council England and Nesta explores the role publicly funded theatre plays in nurturing the talent which feeds other parts of the creative industries.

Mapping Heritage Craft

Mapping Heritage Craft: Focus Group Briefing Paper
August 2013

This report examines issues related to skills, training and education for the Heritage Craft sector. It provides an overview of two focus groups held in 2013, which includes examples of initiatives and schemes relevent to the sector. This follows the publication of Mapping Heritage Craft

What do we know about the role of arts in the delivery of social care?

What do we know about the role of arts in the delivery of social care?
September 2013

This report, jointly commissioned Skills for Care, Skills for Care and Development and Creative & Cultural Skills informs thinking around the role of arts in the delivery of social care and the implications for workforce development.

Pathways to Design - Wales Report

Pathways to Design - Wales Report: Welsh Language Version
November 2013

This report presents the findings from Pathways to Design explicitly for Wales. It looks employer perceptions of young people, their place in the workforce and their progression within work. - See more at: http://creative-blueprint.co.uk/library/item/532#sthash.QMdARGjU.dpuf

Pathways to Design - Wales Report

Pathways to Design - Wales Report
November 2013

This report presents the findings from Pathways to Design explicitly for Wales. It looks employer perceptions of young people, their place in the workforce and their progression within work.

The Historic Environment and Cultural Heritage Skills Survey - Wales Report (Welsh Language Version)

The Historic Environment and Cultural Heritage Skills Survey - Wales Report (Welsh Language Version)
November 2013

This report draws on the findings of the Historic Environment and Cultural Heritage Skills Survey results to present a picture of skills issues in Wales for the sector as a whole.

The Historic Environment and Cultural Heritage Skills Survey - Wales Report

The Historic Environment and Cultural Heritage Skills Survey - Wales Report
November 2013

This report draws on the findings of the Historic Environment and Cultural Heritage Skills Survey results to present a picture of skills issues in Wales for the sector as a whole.

Mapping Heritage Craft

Mapping Heritage Craft: The Economic Contribution of the Heritage Craft Sector in England
November 2012

Mapping Heritage Craft is a major study of the Heritage Craft Sector in England. The research, sponsored by the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills (BIS), is the first comprehensive study to define, categorise and examine the size and shape of the Heritage Craft sector.

Mapping Heritage Craft - Executive Summary

Mapping Heritage Craft - Executive Summary
November 2012

Mapping Heritage Craft is a major study of the Heritage Craft Sector in England. The research, sponsored by the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills (BIS), is the first comprehensive study to define, categorise and examine the size and shape of the Heritage Craft sector.

Working Wonders: An Action Plan for the Museum Workforce

Working Wonders: An Action Plan for the Museum Workforce
Arts Council England and The Museums Association , May 2013

Working Wonders brings together recommendations made in the Cultural Heritage Blueprint Update 2012, with the results of a sector wide consultation on workforce development in 2012-13 and emerging thinking from initiatives such as the MA’s Museums 2020 campaign.

Towards a Definition of Heritage Craft

Towards a Definition of Heritage Craft
Hilary Jennings for Creative & Cultural Skills, 2012

This paper outlines the broad historical context of support for the craft sector in order to understand the boundaries of heritage craft activity. This paper is a companion publication to forthcoming research mapping the skills, occupations and productivity of the heritage craft sector in England.

Classifying and Measuring the Creative Industries

Classifying and Measuring the Creative Industries
Creative Skillset, February 2013

The definition of the Creative Industries is of vital importance in understanding the size, shape and skills requirements of the creative workforce. This document proposes a new, shared classification of the Creative Industries.

Counting What Counts: What big data can do for the cultural sector

Counting What Counts: What big data can do for the cultural sector
NESTA, February 2013

According to this report from NESTA, the current approach to the use of data in the cultural sector is out-of-date and inadequate. It argues that it is time for a change in the approach of arts and cultural bodies towards data, particularly ‘big data’.

Arts Subjects at Key Stage 4: Executive Summary and Programmes of Study

Arts Subjects at Key Stage 4: Executive Summary and Programmes of Study
CFE Research, December 2013

This document presents an executive summary of the headline findings of research into arts subjects at Key Stage 4

Arts Subjects at Key Stage 4

Arts Subjects at Key Stage 4
CFE Research, December 2013

A review of current GCSE provision and the development of proposed programmes of study

A Dynamic Mapping of the UK’s Creative Industries

A Dynamic Mapping of the UK’s Creative Industries
Nesta, December 2012

This paper argues that, despite its strengths, the UK Department of Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS) classification of the creative industries contains inconsistencies which need to be addressed to make it fully fit for purpose.

Restarting Britain 2

Restarting Britain 2
Design Commission, April 2013

Report from the Design Commission calling upon government to tackle the dual challenges of making public services better and more cost-effective by putting design at the heart of service development and delivery.

London Schools Research - Cultural Engagement

London Schools Research - Cultural Engagement: A New Direction, 2012
2012

This report investigates cultural education in London schools, with a particular focus on the ways in which schools engage with cultural organisations.

Sector Skills Insights: Digital & Creative

Sector Skills Insights: Digital & Creative
UKCES, 2012

This report, which is one of nine Sector Skills Insights published by the Commission, examines the skills challenges the digital and creative sectors will face over the next ten years and outlines how these challenges might be overcome.

Crossing the River by Feeling for Stones: A new Approach to Exporting Creative Talent to China?

Crossing the River by Feeling for Stones: A new Approach to Exporting Creative Talent to China?
NESTA, 2012

Despite China’s burgeoning economy, the UK creative industries have failed to capitalise on the opportunities afforded by Chinese markets. This paper asks how the risks and uncertainties of doing business in China can be overcome.

Evaluation of the SPFP Creative Apprenticeships Project

Evaluation of the SPFP Creative Apprenticeships Project
Creative & Cultural Skills, Wavehill Research Evaluation Services, 2012

This report provides an evaluation of a one year project to pilot Creative Apprenticeships in Wales. Over 50 apprentices were placed with businesses in Wales, allowing detailed evaluation of their activities.

Creative Industries Council Skillset Skills Group

Creative Industries Council Skillset Skills Group: Report to the Creative Industries Council
CIC Skillset, 2012

This report offers a series of recommendations presented to the Creative Industries Council to instigate industry led proposals for addressing skills issues in order to boost the growth and competitiveness of the Creative Industries.

Craft in an Age of Change

Craft in an Age of Change
BOP, 2012

This report, produced by the Crafts Council in partnership with Creative Scotland, Arts Council of Wales and Craft Northern Ireland, examines the place of contemporary craft in the UK economy, with regional dimensions.

Cultural Education in England

Cultural Education in England: The Henley Review
DCMS and DfE, 2012

This independent review of Cultural Education in England was commissioned by the Department for Education and the Department for Culture Media and Sport and was conducted by Darren Henley, Managing Director of Classic FM. It considers how cultural education should be provided for in schools.

Restarting Britain

Restarting Britain: Design Education and Growth
Policy Connect, 2012

This inaugural report from the Design Commission explores the link between the UK's national design capacity, design education, and economic growth in the 21st century.

Measuring the Economic Benefits of Arts and Culture

Measuring the Economic Benefits of Arts and Culture
Arts Council England, 2011

This report offers guidance for arts and cultural organisations undertaking or commissioning research into the economic benefits of their work. The report discusses the advantages and limitations of four methods of measuring economic impact, and is illustrated with a number of case studies.

Internships in the Arts

Internships in the Arts
Creative & Cultural Skills and Arts Council England, 2011

This guide offers arts and cultural organisations advice on how to develop high-quality and mutually beneficial internships, and sets out the legal obligations which organisations offering internship programmes must meet.

London’s Creative Industries

London’s Creative Industries: 2011 update
GLA, 2011

This paper provides the latest data for London's creative industries from the GLA.

Assessing the Return on Investment, Evaluation and Impact of Creative Apprenticeships

Assessing the Return on Investment, Evaluation and Impact of Creative Apprenticeships
Creative & Cultural Skills, Baker Tilly, 2011

An independent evaluation of the Creative Apprenticeships programme, which has seen over 900 young people employed since 2008.

Scoping Study into the Economic Impact of the Arts and Creative Industries in Scotland

Scoping Study into the Economic Impact of the Arts and Creative Industries in Scotland
Creative Scotland, 2011

Creative Scotland commissioned a scoping study to review existing impact studies, scope the extent and quality of available data and recommend an approach for conducting a Scotland-wide economic impact study (EIS).

The Qualifications Blueprint

The Qualifications Blueprint: A Qualifications Strategy for the Creative and Cultural Industries
Creative and Cultural Skills, 2011

The Qualifications Blueprint provides an investigation into the qualifications which support the creative and cultural industries, and recommendations for future development.

The Creative Industries

The Creative Industries: Background, Definitions and Recent Policy Development.
NI Assembly, 2011

This report summarises the current state of the creative industries, sets out recent policy developments in this area, and provides an analysis of government strategies in relation to the sector in Northern Ireland, across the UK, and in Ireland.

Supporting Growth in the Arts Economy

Supporting Growth in the Arts Economy
Arts Council England, 2011

This paper explores the relationship between the arts ecology and creative economy. It introduces the core elements of cross-over while highlighting the complexity in over-enforcing direct connections between different areas of the arts and creative industries.

A Plan for Growth in the Knowledge Economy

A Plan for Growth in the Knowledge Economy
The Work Foundation, 2011

The report argues that while the government has taken some positive steps – such as creating Technology and Innovation Centres – it has yet to establish a coherent approach to the knowledge economy.

Access to Finance for Creative Industry Businesses

Access to Finance for Creative Industry Businesses
DCMS, BIS, 2011

This report examines whether creative industry businesses face greater difficulties accessing finance compared to SMEs in other sectors.

Sector Skills Agreement for the Creative and Cultural Industries

Sector Skills Agreement for the Creative and Cultural Industries: An Analysis of the Skills Needs of the Creative and Cultural Industries in Scotland
Creative & Cultural Skills, 2011

Published in 2011, this provides the latest and most comprehensive Scotland-wide analysis of demand for skills in the creative and cultural Industries.

The Music Blueprint

The Music Blueprint: An Analysis of the Skills Needs of the Music Sector in the UK
Creative and Cultural Skills, 2011

Outlining the economic and demographic features and skills needs of the UK's music industry

The Entrepreneurial Dimension of the Creative and Cultural Industries

The Entrepreneurial Dimension of the Creative and Cultural Industries
European Commission, 2011

This report responds to the growing importance of the creative economy as tools to tackle Europe's current and future challenges.

Regularly Funded Organisations

Regularly Funded Organisations: Key Data from the 2009/10 Annual Submission
Arts Council England, 2011

Each year arts organisations that receive regular funding from Arts Council England are invited to complete an annual submission. This report provides data for 2009/10.

Sector Skills Assessment for the Creative Industries of the UK

Sector Skills Assessment for the Creative Industries of the UK
Creative & Cultural Skills and Skillset, 2011

With Skillset, the report provides a comprehensive analysis of skills needs across the creative, cultural and media industries in the UK.

Audit of Training Available for Artists working with Children and Young People

Audit of Training Available for Artists working with Children and Young People
Creative & Cultural Skills, Arts Council England, 2011

Working with the Arts Council, the report audits the qualifications and training for those working with children and young people.

The Importance of Music

The Importance of Music: A National Plan for Music Education
DCMS and DfE, 2011

This publication outlines the aims of the National Plan for Music Education and details how the initiatives set out by the plan will impact schools, Local Authorities and private music teachers.

Design for Innovation

Design for Innovation: Facts, Figures and Practical Plans for Growth
Design Council, 2011

This report outlines key facts, figures and plans for growth relating to the design industry. It provides a strategic framework for individuals, organisations and businesses seeking design-led approaches to innovation.

Make a Job, Don’t Take a Job

Make a Job, Don’t Take a Job: Building the Creative Society
New Deal of the Mind, Arts Council England, 2011

This manifesto outlines how the creative industries can lead the way in entrepreneurialism and innovation, particularly in time of economic turmoil.

Risky Business

Risky Business
DEMOS, 2011

Risky Business argues that a first step for government should be to develop a better understanding of the creative industries, through dedicating more civil servants to the sector and regularly publishing data on trends within it.

Changing Business Models in the Creative Industries

Changing Business Models in the Creative Industries: The Case of Television, Computer Games and Music
Intellectual Property Office, 2011

This report analyses the changes to business models identified as a consequence of a move toward digital media in television, computer games and music.

Creative Industries Economic Estimates for Northern Ireland

Creative Industries Economic Estimates for Northern Ireland
DCAL, 2011

This report provides economic estimates of the creative and cultural industries in Northern Ireland.

Sector Skills Assessment for the Creative and Cultural Industries

Sector Skills Assessment for the Creative and Cultural Industries: An Analysis of the Skills Needs of the Creative and Cultural Industries in Northern Ireland
Creative & Cultural Skills, 2010

Published in 2010, this provides the latest and most comprehensive Northern Ireland-wide analysis of demand for skills in the creative and cultural industries.

A Creative Block?

A Creative Block?: The Future of the UK Creative Industries
The Work Foundation, 2010

Looking at the effect of major long and short term trends on the creative industries’ ability to assist the UK recovery from recession.

The Literature Blueprint

The Literature Blueprint: An Analysis of the Skills Needs of the Literature Sector in the UK
Creative and Cultural Skills, 2010

Outlining the economic and demographic features and skills needs of the UK's literature industry

Sector Skills Agreement for the Creative and Cultural Industries

Sector Skills Agreement for the Creative and Cultural Industries: An Analysis of the Skills Needs of the Creative and Cultural Industries in the UK
Creative & Cultural Skills, 2010

Published in 2010, this provides the latest and most comprehensive UK-wide analysis of demand for skills in the creative and cultural industries.

Sector Skills Agreement for the Creative and Cultural Industries

Sector Skills Agreement for the Creative and Cultural Industries: An Analysis of the Skills Needs of the Creative and Cultural Industries in England
Creative & Cultural Skills, 2010

Published in 2010, this provides the latest and most comprehensive England-wide analysis of demand for skills in the creative and cultural industries.

Sector Skills Agreement for the Creative and Cultural Industries

Sector Skills Agreement for the Creative and Cultural Industries: An Analysis of the Skills Needs of the Creative and Cultural Industries in Wales
Creative & Cultural Skills, 2010

Published in 2010, this provides the latest and most comprehensive Wales-wide analysis of demand for skills in the creative and cultural industries.

Creative Industries Economic Estimates

Creative Industries Economic Estimates: 2010
DCMS, 2010

This bulletin from the DCMS provides estimates of the contribution of creative industries to the economy.

Endowments in the Arts

Endowments in the Arts
The Arts Council England, 2010

This report contextualises the use of endowments in the wider landscape of philanthropy and fundraising on the one hand, and an organisation's capital structure on the other.

Digital Audiences

Digital Audiences: Engagement with Arts and Culture Online
Arts & Business, Arts Council England, MLA, 2010

This report describes how people engage with arts and culture online, and attitudes towards using online technology to engage with the arts.

Creative Clusters and Innovation

Creative Clusters and Innovation: Putting Creativity on the Map
NESTA, 2010

This study uses the concept of creative clusters as a starting point to examine the role that the creative industries play in local and regional innovation systems.

Employment in the Creative Industries

Employment in the Creative Industries
The Work Foundation, 2010

This report sets out to analyse the employment, growth and international performance of the creative industries.

Bigger Thinking for Smaller Cities

Bigger Thinking for Smaller Cities: How arts and culture can tackle economic, social and democratic engagement challenges in smaller cities.
Arts Council England, Regional Cities East, 2010

This report outlines how arts and culture are playing a pivotal role in tackling the issues of local economic growth, community cohesion and public engagement in civic life.

Making Value

Making Value: Craft and the Economic and Social Contribution of Makers
Crafts Council, 2010

A qualitative research study commissioned by the Crafts Council to explore the characteristics of portfolio working makers and appraise their contributions to a range of industry sectors and community and education settings.

Regularly Funded Organisations

Regularly Funded Organisations: Key Data from the 2008/09 Annual Submission
Arts Council England, 2010

Each year arts organisations that receive regular funding from Arts Council England are invited to complete an annual submission. This report provides data for 2008/09.

Adult Participatory Arts

Adult Participatory Arts: Thinking it Through
Arts Council England, 509 Arts, 2010

This report provides information about key London-based arts organisations with participation and engagement at their hearts.

Arts Engagement in England 2008/09

Arts Engagement in England 2008/09: Findings from the Taking Part Survey
Arts Council England, 2010

This publication provides detail of the Taking Part research, a large-scale survey of cultural participation among adults in England that has been running since 2005.

Strategic Skills Assessment for the Digital Economy

Strategic Skills Assessment for the Digital Economy
Creative & Cultural Skills, Skillset and E-Skills UK, 2010

This collaborative report sets out a compelling vision for a digitial future for the UK. It also identifies the action needed to drive the digital economy forward.

A Creative Block?

A Creative Block?: The future of the UK creative industries
The Work Foundation , 2010

This report from The Work Foundation suggests that the unrivalled economic performance of the creative industries is threatened by a combination of recession-induced cuts, global trends towards conversion and digitisation, and the government-led growth of other country's creative economies.

Industry Insights 2010

Industry Insights 2010
Design Council, 2010

This report provides analysis of the biggest design survey conducted in the UK for five years.

Design and the Public Good

Design and the Public Good: Creativity vs the Procurement Process?
Associate Parliamentary Design & Innovation Group, DBA, 2010

This report describes the findings of the Parliamentary inquiry into public sector procurement of design and creative services.

Consuming Craft

Consuming Craft: The Contemporary Craft Market in a Changing Economy.
Crafts Council, 2010

This report provides evidence of the craft sector’s economic impact from a market perspective, and supports craft retailers, galleries and makers in assessing the complex and evolving markets within which they work.

Born Creative

Born Creative
DEMOS, 2010

Born Creative brings together the experiences of creative practices in early years education, to show the importance of cultures, environments and networks in the enrichment of the early years learning and interrogates the role of leaders, policy and parents in creating them.

CASE Regional Insights

CASE Regional Insights: Yorkshire and Humber
DCMS, Arts Council England, English Heritage, MLA, Sport England, 2010

This report provides data on CASE (Culture and Sport Evidence) sectors in Yorkshire and Humber.

CASE Regional Insights

CASE Regional Insights: West Midlands
DCMS, Arts Council England, English Heritage, MLA, Sport England, 2010

This report provides data on CASE (Culture and Sport Evidence) sectors in the West Midlands.

CASE Regional Insights

CASE Regional Insights: South West
DCMS, Arts Council England, English Heritage, MLA, Sport England, 2010

This report provides data on CASE (Culture and Sport Evidence) sectors in the South West.

CASE Regional Insights

CASE Regional Insights: South East
DCMS, Arts Council England, English Heritage, MLA, Sport England, 2010

This report provides data on CASE (Culture and Sport Evidence) sectors in the South East

Case Regional Insights

Case Regional Insights: North West
DCMS, Arts Council England, English Heritage, MLA, Sport England, 2010

This report provides data on CASE (Culture and Sport Evidence) sectors in the North West.

CASE Regional Insights

CASE Regional Insights: North East
DCMS, Arts Council England, English Heritage, MLA, Sport England, 2010

This report provides data on CASE (Culture and Sport Evidence) sectors in the North East.

CASE Regional Insights

CASE Regional Insights: East of England
DCMS, Arts Council England, English Heritage, MLA, Sport England, 2010

This report provides data on CASE (Culture and Sport Evidence) sectors in the East of England.

CASE Regional Insights

CASE Regional Insights: East Midlands
DCMS, Arts Council England, English Heritage, MLA, Sport England, 2010

This report provides data on CASE (Culture and Sport Evidence) sectors in the East Midlands

CASE Regional Insights

CASE Regional Insights: London
DCMS, Arts Council England, English Heritage, MLA, Sport England, 2010

This report provides data on CASE (Culture and Sport Evidence) sectors in London.

Supporting UK Musicians Abroad

Supporting UK Musicians Abroad: Funding and development opportunities for British musicians and music organisations to export and develop international markets.
Arts Council England, British Council, 2010

This publication explores the funding and development opportunities for British musicians and music organisations to export and develop international markets for their work. This is the executive summary.

Cultural Capital

Cultural Capital: A Manifesto for the Future
Arts Council England, 2010

Some of Britain's leading cultural and heritage organisations join forces to launch their vision for the future.

Creative Survival in Hard Times

Creative Survival in Hard Times
New Deal of the Mind, Arts Council England, 2010

This report investigates policy options for helping young people wishing to enter the creative industries to develop the necessary creative and entrepreneurial skills.

Design in the Knowledge Economy 2020

Design in the Knowledge Economy 2020
Design Council, The Work Foundation, 2010

This report describes the factors by which the design industry plays a crucial role in the knowledge economy, and how it can lead the UK out of difficult economic conditions.

Liberating Creativity

Liberating Creativity
UK Music, 2010

This manifesto outlines plans for how to maximise the economic impact of the music industry. It also sets out a series of recommendations relating to themes such as education and skills.

The Performing Arts Blueprint

The Performing Arts Blueprint: An Analysis of the Skills Needs of the Performing Arts Sector in the UK
Creative & Cultural Skills, 2010

Outlining the economic and demographic features and skills needs of the UK's performing arts industry

After the Crunch

After the Crunch
Creative & Cultural Skills, Counterpoint, 2009

Artists, entrepreneurs, commentators, analysts, policy-makers, policy-sceptics, academics, financiers – and citizens – set out their hopes and fears for the future in the aftermath of the global economic crisis of 2008.

The Geography of Creativity

The Geography of Creativity
NESTA, 2009

This report mapping the presence of creative firms across the UK as a first step towards establishing their impact on regional innovation.

Creative Blueprint Yorkshire & Humberside

Creative Blueprint Yorkshire & Humberside: A Regional Plan for the Creative and Cultural Industries
Creative & Cultural Skills, 2009

In 2008 Creative & Cultural Skills completed its Sector Skills Agreement, The Creative Blueprint. Each Blueprint report outlines the skills needs for the industry by sector, UK nation and English region.

Creative Blueprint North West

Creative Blueprint North West: A Regional Plan for the Creative and Cultural Industries
Creative & Cultural Skills, 2009

In 2008 Creative & Cultural Skills completed its Sector Skills Agreement, The Creative Blueprint. Each Blueprint report outlines the skills needs for the industry by sector, UK nation and English region.

Creative Blueprint East of England

Creative Blueprint East of England: A Regional Plan for the Creative and Cultural Industries
Creative & Cultural Skills, 2009

In 2008 Creative & Cultural Skills completed its Sector Skills Agreement, The Creative Blueprint. Each Blueprint report outlines the skills needs for the industry by sector, UK nation and English region.

Creative Blueprint North East

Creative Blueprint North East: A Regional Plan for the Creative and Cultural Industries
Creative & Cultural Skills, 2009

In 2008 Creative & Cultural Skills completed its Sector Skills Agreement, The Creative Blueprint. Each Blueprint report outlines the skills needs for the industry by sector, UK nation and English region.

Creative Blueprint South West

Creative Blueprint South West: A Regional Plan for the Creative and Cultural Industries
Creative & Cultural Skills, 2009

In 2008 Creative & Cultural Skills completed its Sector Skills Agreement, The Creative Blueprint. Each Blueprint report outlines the skills needs for the industry by sector, UK nation and English region.

Creative Blueprint West Midlands

Creative Blueprint West Midlands: A Regional Plan for the Creative and Cultural Industries
Creative & Cultural Skills, 2009

In 2008 Creative & Cultural Skills completed its Sector Skills Agreement, The Creative Blueprint. Each Blueprint report outlines the skills needs for the industry by sector, UK nation and English region.

Shaping Places in London through Culture

Shaping Places in London through Culture
Arts Council England, GLA, 2009

A guide to good practice demonstrating how the creative industries, heritage, cultural and sporting activities are integral to shaping places.

Traditional Building Craft Skills

Traditional Building Craft Skills: Skills Needs Analysis of the Built Heritage Sector in Ireland
2009

This report provides up-to-date statistical data for traditional building craft skills in Ireland, and measures the effectiveness of strategic planning and tactical delivery in the sector.

Do it Yourself

Do it Yourself: Cultural and Creative Self-Employment in Hard Times
New Deal of the Mind, Arts Council England, 2009

This publication provides research and analysis about opportunities for young self-employed creative people and the potential implications of the recession on employment.

Using the Arts and Culture to Deliver Positive Activities for Young People

Using the Arts and Culture to Deliver Positive Activities for Young People
Arts Council England, Museums, Libraries and Archives Council, 2009

A selection of case studies looking at the ways arts and culture deliver positive activities for children and young people.

Beyond Their Walls

Beyond Their Walls: Ten Major Arts and Cultural Organisations Share Experience of Working in the Public Realm
Arts Council England, 2009

A series of dialogues focusing on key cultural institutions in London, including the Barbican, the British Museum and the British Library.

Role of Libraries in Supporting and Promoting Digital Participation

Role of Libraries in Supporting and Promoting Digital Participation
MLA, 2009

This report demonstrates the extent of the existing digital offer in public libraries and identifies potential future roles for the library sector in supporting the national plan for digital participation.

Art for a Few

Art for a Few: Exclusion and Misrecognition in Art and Design Higher Education Admissions
NALN, 2009

The report looks at art and design admissions practices in the context of widening participation policy, addressing national and institutional concerns to create inclusive, equitable and anti-discriminatory practices in art and design admissions.

All Together: A Creative Approach to Organisational Change

All Together: A Creative Approach to Organisational Change
Demos, 2009

For the past three years The Royal Shakespeare Company (RSC) has been working to transfer their "ensemble" way of working out of their acting company and into the rest of the organisation. NESTA's role in this project has been to highlight its innovation nature and to identify a transferable model that can be adopted by other organisations. Read more about Innovation in the arts.The project has been closely followed by the think tank, DEMOS who have produced a report of the key activities and findings.

Company Spending on Design: Exploratory Survey of UK Firms 2008

Company Spending on Design: Exploratory Survey of UK Firms 2008
Design Council, University of Cambridge, IfM (Management Technology Policy), 2009

Company Spending On Design, conducted by the University of Cambridge

Changes in Live Music between 2005 and 2009

Changes in Live Music between 2005 and 2009
DCMS, 2009

An overall statistical picture of the live music industry in the UK between 2005 and 2009

Creative Blueprint South East

Creative Blueprint South East: A Regional Plan for the Creative and Cultural Industries
Creative & Cultural Skills, 2009

In 2008 Creative & Cultural Skills completed its Sector Skills Agreement, The Creative Blueprint. Each Blueprint report outlines the skills needs for the industry by sector, UK nation and English region.

Creative Blueprint London

Creative Blueprint London: A Regional Plan for the Creative and Cultural Industries
Creative & Cultural Skills, 2009

In 2008 Creative & Cultural Skills completed its Sector Skills Agreement, The Creative Blueprint. Each Blueprint report outlines the skills needs for the industry by sector, UK nation and English region.

Creative Blueprint East Midlands

Creative Blueprint East Midlands: A Regional Plan for the Creative and Cultural Industries
Creative & Cultural Skills, 2009

In 2008 Creative & Cultural Skills completed its Sector Skills Agreement, The Creative Blueprint. Each Blueprint report outlines the skills needs for the industry by sector, UK nation and English region.

The Visual Arts Blueprint

The Visual Arts Blueprint: A Workforce Development Plan for Visual Arts in the UK
Creative & Cultural Skills, 2009

The Visual Arts Blueprint addresses the way skills are demanded, developed and delivered for the visual arts workforce across the UK.

The Craft Blueprint

The Craft Blueprint: A Workforce Development Plan for Craft in the UK
Creative & Cultural Skills, 2009

The Craft Blueprint addresses the way skills are demanded, developed and delivered for the craft workforce across the UK.

2012 Games - Our Vision

2012 Games - Our Vision: The Cultural Olympiad and Beyond
Arts Council England, 2008

This report outlines the opportunities afforded by the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games.

The Art of Innovation

The Art of Innovation: How Fine Arts Graduates Contribute to Innovation
NESTA, 2008

This report provides insights into how fine arts graduates contribute to innovation in the creative industries and beyond, and what policymakers can do to support their contribution.

Arts Audiences

Arts Audiences: Insight
Arts Council England, 2008

Arts Council England have developed a new arts-based segmentation of English adults comprising 13 distinct groups. The segmentation provides new insight into how and why different kinds of people engage with the arts in England today. It can also be used as a source of insight and ideas for building new audiences for the arts.

Creative Blueprint

Creative Blueprint: Northern Ireland
Creative & Cultural Skills, 2008

In 2008 Creative & Cultural Skills completed its Sector Skills Agreement, The Creative Blueprint. Each Blueprint report outlines the skills needs for the industry by sector, UK nation and English region.

Creative Blueprint

Creative Blueprint: Scotland
Creative & Cultural Skills, 2008

In 2008 Creative & Cultural Skills completed its Sector Skills Agreement, The Creative Blueprint. Each Blueprint report outlines the skills needs for the industry by sector, UK nation and English region.

Creative Blueprint

Creative Blueprint: Wales
Creative & Cultural Skills, 2008

In 2008 Creative & Cultural Skills completed its Sector Skills Agreement, The Creative Blueprint. Each Blueprint report outlines the skills needs for the industry by sector, UK nation and English region.

Creative Blueprint

Creative Blueprint: England
Creative & Cultural Skills, 2008

In 2008 Creative & Cultural Skills completed its Sector Skills Agreement, The Creative Blueprint. Each Blueprint report outlines the skills needs for the industry by sector, UK nation and English region.

Hidden Innovation in the Creative Industries

Hidden Innovation in the Creative Industries
NESTA, 2008

Working with the Manchester Institute of Innovation Research, this research project uses the tools of 'traditional' innovation research to explore, analyse and compare innovation in four sectors that are critical to the UK's creative future: videogames development, product design, advertising, and independent broadcast production.

The Cultural Heritage Blueprint

The Cultural Heritage Blueprint: A Workforce Development Plan for Cultural Heritage in the UK
Creative & Cultural Skills, 2008

The Cultural Heritage Blueprint addresses the way skills are demanded, developed and delivered for the cultural heritage workforce across the UK.

Beyond the Creative Industries: Mapping the Creative Industries in the UK

Beyond the Creative Industries: Mapping the Creative Industries in the UK
NESTA, 2008

This report outlines NESTA's methods for accurately measuring the impact of the creative industries.

Creating Innovation

Creating Innovation: Do the Creative Industries Support Innovation in the Wider Economy?
NESTA, 2008

This report presents the results of major new research into the role of the creative industries in stimulating and supporting innovation in the UK. Our research investigates and quantifies for the first time how artistic and creative activities link into the wider economy.

Creative Britain: New Talents for the New Economy

Creative Britain: New Talents for the New Economy
DCMS, BIS, 2008

This report advocates the strength and drive of the creative industries in the UK.

The Design Blueprint

The Design Blueprint: High Skills for High Value
Creative & Cultural Skills, Design Council, 2008

The Design Blueprint addresses the way skills are demanded, developed and delivered for the design workforce across the UK.

Built Heritage Sector Professionals

Built Heritage Sector Professionals: Skills Needs Analysis of the UK Built Heritage Sector
2008

This report provides up-to-date statistical data for traditional building craft skills across the UK, and measures the effectiveness of strategic planning and tactical delivery in the sector.

Traditional Building Craft Skills

Traditional Building Craft Skills: Reassessing the Need, Addressing the Issues - England
National Heritage Training Group, 2008

This report provides up-to-date statistical data for traditional building craft skills in England, and measures the effectiveness of strategic planning and tactical delivery in the sector.

Continuing Professional Development for the Arts and Creative Industries

Continuing Professional Development for the Arts and Creative Industries: Literature Review
NALN, 2008

This report identified the barriers facing students, particularly those who are under-represented both in higher education and in the creative industries.

The Challenge of Assessing the Creative Economy

The Challenge of Assessing the Creative Economy: Towards Informed Policy-Making
UNCTAD, 2008

The Creative Economy Report 2008 is the first study to present the United Nations perspective of the creative industries and their economic contribution.

So, What Do You Do?

So, What Do You Do?: A New Question for Policy in the Creative Age.
Demos, Creative & Cultural Skills, 2007

This pamphlet explores the crucial role of public policy in supporting the creative economy and how people work creatively.

Boxed In

Boxed In: How Cultural Diversity Policies Restrict Black Artists
A-N, 2007

Boxed in, written as a provocation essay for the Manifesto Club Artistic Autonomy Group, is designed to be a starting point for a public conversation about the impact of diversity policies on visual artists, curators and arts administrators.

Traditional Building Craft Skills

Traditional Building Craft Skills: Skills Needs Analysis of the Built Heritage Sector in Wales
National Heritage Training Group, 2007

This report provides up-to-date statistical data for traditional building craft skills in Wales, and measures the effectiveness of strategic planning and tactical delivery in the sector.

Traditional Building Craft Skills

Traditional Building Craft Skills: Skills Needs Analysis of the Built Heritage Sector - Scotland
National Heritage Training Group, 2007

This report provides up-to-date statistical data for traditional building craft skills in Scotland and measures the effectiveness of strategic planning and tactical delivery in the sector.

Staying Ahead

Staying Ahead: The Economic Performance of the UK's Creative Industries
The Work Foundation, NESTA, 2007

This report provides analysis of the definitions of the creative industries. Using the DCMS's definition as a starting point, the report outlines where creative activity occurs and how it can be measured.

Inclusion, Innovation and Democracy

Inclusion, Innovation and Democracy: Growing Talent for the Creative and Cultural Industries
Demos, 2006

This paper argues that the process of democratisation in the creative industries is incomplete.

Creating Growth

Creating Growth: How the UK can Develop World Class Creative Businesses
NESTA, 2006

This report identifies the changing climate in which creative businesses operate with increasing international competition.

Sectoral Analysis of the Irish Craft Industry, 2005

Sectoral Analysis of the Irish Craft Industry, 2005
The Crafts Council of Ireland, 2006

This paper shows research on the craft industry as a whole in Ireland from 2005.

Investing in the Creative Industries

Investing in the Creative Industries
NESTA, 2003

This document is a call to action for organisations and individuals who are in a position to help the Creative Industries become a profitable powerhouse, to do their part to effect change.
NESTA commissioned this research into the area of investment in the Creative Industries to inform the launch of its Graduate Pioneer Programme in 2003.

Glorious Obsession

Glorious Obsession: Scottish Indigenous Crafts Today
The Scottish Arts Council, 2000

This revised publication is part of the Scottish Arts Council's commitment to supporting traditional arts and artists. It also incorporates case studies.

Arts Audiences

Arts Audiences: Insight 2011
Arts Council England,

This report provides new insight into the patterns of arts consumption, attitudes towards the arts and how people spend their leisure time.

Regularly Funded Organisations

Regularly Funded Organisations: Key Data from the 2007/08 Annual Submission
Arts Council England,

Each year arts organisations that receive regular funding from Arts Council England are invited to complete an annual submission. This report provides data for 2007/08.

Crafting Futures

Crafting Futures: A Study of the Early Careers of Crafts Graduates from UK Higher Education Institutions
Crafts Council,

Crafting Futures explores the early careers of more than 600 graduates in crafts subjects some six years on from graduation.