Arts, Culture, Heritage

The arts and creative industries are one of the UK’s greatest success stories, with the sector contributing more than £100bn to the economy. And worldwide, the figures speak for themselves. Over $2 trillion in annual revenues come from creative economy industries, which account for nearly 50 million jobs worldwide.

About half of these workers are women, and these industries employ more people aged 15-29 than any other sector. These are the jobs of the present and future, rather than a dying industry.

High quality arts degrees will become even more relevant, valuable and important to future generations of students. So we need to stop talking the arts and humanities down. The constant commentary around crises both within and outside the sector has led to something of a vicious cycle.

Working class people in the arts.

15 August 2023

It should be entirely expected that with diminishing funding for the arts and creative industries the ability of working class children to take part and excel has been diminished. There’s some amazing British talent around right now, but increasingly if […]

Value of the Arts

14 August 2023

We can not neglect the art and see them as low value where critical learning skills are learnt though practice and performance. A must read !

AI Arts and Mercuri

14 August 2023

U.K.-based early-stage media technology venture capital firm GMG Ventures has rebranded to Mercuri. It has also raised £50 million ($81.35 million) for its second fund led by British Business Bank, through its Enterprise Capital Funds program, to back startups using […]

The impact of Covid upon the gaming community.

9 July 2023

With the impact of lockdown came the abundance of digital communities. An intersting read from the Guardian.

The value of going to university

8 July 2023

The value of going to university, is it worth it ? And can the university survive and thrive using their current model? Some interesting research from Universities UK, though it’s difficult not to see this as public relations in a […]