*Create UK strategy report

Introduction

The Creative Industries Council is a joint forum between the creative industries and government set up to be a voice for creative industries.

Council members are leading figureheads drawn from across the creative and digital industries including TV, computer games, fashion, music, arts, publishing and film.  It is co-chaired by the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, Sajid Javid MP, the Secretary of State for Business Innovation and Skills, Vince Cable MP and Nicola Mendelsohn, Vice-President for Europe, the Middle East and Africa at Facebook.


About this report

Background

The report was presented at a cross-part gathering of Ministers, MPs and Peers on 9 March 2015 at which members of the Creative Industries Council urged political parties to continue working with industry to ensure the global success of the UK's creative industries after the May 2015 General Election.


Education highlights

  • Education system must include a commitment to creativity and support young people inspired to pursue a career in the creative industries
  • Need for focus on STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, Mathematics), not just STEM, with Ofsted inspection framework supporting this

(See pp10-12 of report)