“We are delighted to see the Government prioritising the creative industries, one of the fastest growing sections of our economy."
Responding to the Government’s creative industries sector vision, Cllr Julie Jones-Evans, Vice Chair of the Local Government Association’s Culture, Tourism and Sport Board, said:
“We are delighted to see the Government prioritising the creative industries, one of the fastest growing sectors of our economy. Geographically dispersed over 700 micro clusters across the country, they have significant potential to address regional economic inequalities, to boost local economies, promote tourism and ‘Brand Britain’.
“Councils understand the important role the creative industries play in supporting local economies and are vital in setting the local framework for growth in the creative industries, through their role in planning, licensing, regeneration and public investment in culture.
“As the biggest public funders of culture, spending over £1bn a year in England alone, councils will be key partners in delivering this vision. We look forward to working with the Government and partners in the creative industries sector.”
Notes to editor
The LGA’s Commission on Culture and Local Government identified ‘Creative growth’ as one of the four priority outcomes for local areas, supporting the development of the creative sector as an engine of post-pandemic growth.