Central St Martin's

Above: Central St Martins - the launch venue for the Creative Industries Federation.


More than 200 arts organisations and commercial creative companies have come together to launch the Creative Industries Federation.

The Federation is an independent body bringing together the public and private sector, all parts of the country, and all sizes of organisation, from television to computer games, from music to design, from architecture to visual arts.

It aims to lobby on behalf of the UK creative industries and provide research comparing the competitiveness of the UK's creative organisations to those in other international markets. It will also hold events, including a series of election hustings in early 2015.

Sir John Sorrell, the founder of the London Design, is the founder and chairman of the Federation and John Kampfner, the author, broadcaster and chair of Turner Contemporary is its director. The Federation was launched during an event at Central St Martin's College in London.

One of the event speakers, the Chancellor George Osborne, said: “Our creative industries add billions each year to our economy, but their real value can’t only be measured in pounds and pence. Creative firms play a huge part in the cultural life of our country, and in the UK’s global appeal.”

“Tonight’s launch of the Creative Industries Federation is a great opportunity to showcase the best of Britain’s talent, giving them a powerful, single voice across these sectors.”

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