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The Warwick Commission Report

Enriching Britain: Culture, Creativity and Growth

Posted: 03/10/2015

After a year long study into cultural value in the UK, the 17th February 2015 saw the launch of the final report from the Warwick Commission.

The Warwick Commission comments:

‘The report argues that the Cultural and Creative Industries are one
entity, an ecosystem, which is becoming increasingly important to
British life, the British economy, and Britain’s place in the world. It
calls for joined-up policy making and a national plan for the sector
that maximises cultural, economic and social return. The Commission’s
analysis throws down a sharp challenge to all those who value how
culture enriches people’s lives and makes a range of recommendations as
to how we can ensure everyone has access to a rich cultural education
and the opportunity to live a creative life.’

Messages and responses
on the report are featured on their website, including the following:

Bob and Roberta Smith, artist
‘… Almost 100 years ago the Bauhaus emerged out of the
ruins of Europe to develop a new, modernist language in which
developments in technology were to thrive. Digital technology presents a
similar seismic revolution. This fascinating and detailed report
requires that all involved in the Arts and Government act to imagine and
design the future and that everyone is involved in this fruitful

Amanda Nevill, Chief Executive, BFI
‘We live in an age where creativity is a driving force of the economy,
whether behind fashion, film or fan based video games. This report
reminds us that unlike manufacturing, where innovation has to be
followed with a cookie-cutter production, the creative industries, (and
film is a great example) instead depends on an ability to constantly
re-invent, in such a way as to repeatedly capture our hearts, emotions
and imagination anew every time…. Talent is everywhere, but
opportunity often isn’t, and the richness and depth of future success,
creatively and economically, depends on us winkling out that talent no
matter where it is.’


You can download the report in a number of different formats here 



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