creative industries Toolkit
The Creative Industries toolkit highlights examples of how creative industries have created economic, social and cultural benefits in different regions, and identifies steps to ensure these benefits are fully realised across the UK.
The toolkit points to the contributions of the music scene in Liverpool, television in Manchester, digital media in Brighton, and videogames in Leamington Spa as demonstrations of how creative and cultural industries can shape a place's identity and image as well as boosting its economic growth.
It argues that factors such as increased devolution have grown the potential to "hardwire" creative and cultural industries into "every aspect of local and regional policy-making" with a role for city leaders to bring together industry, education and social agencies.
The toolkit examines the potential benefits of the creative and cultural industries under the headings of innovation and growth, jobs and skills, planning and infrastructure, placemaking and promotion, and City leadership.