Tuesday, 22 March 2011

Creative England Consultation

Consultation is now open on Creative England's proposed strategic priorities for film for the first year of operation.

About Creative England
The network of regional screen agencies was established by the UK Film Council in 2002 to deliver film culture and nurture talent across the country. Since then, the independent screen agencies have grown and diversified to work across the full range of creative media industries, in many cases attracting significant funding from other sources for a range of projects. Their activity has supported both the ‘screen-related’ sector of film and television, as well as the wider creative industries such as games, digital, new media, design and fashion.

Following the announcement of the abolition of the UK Film Council in July 2010, the Government confirmed continued support for the film and media industry outside of London. The agencies have since been working with DCMS to decide on the best structure of this support, in order to secure a strong future for the UK’s creative industries.

With public expenditure severely constrained, it was recognised that the existing network of screen agencies should be re-configured to provide a new national delivery arm to build creative companies and talent.

On 29 November 2010, the Minister for Culture, Communications and Creative Industries Ed Vaizey announced the proposal for Creative England, “a simpler, more efficient structure with an expanded remit to support the creative industries across England.”

Creative England will ensure an England-wide delivery network for film, whilst laying the foundations for a longer-term solution, connecting creative and digital SME’s with national and international markets, public and private funding.

To view the consulation and to respond go to

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