Creative Cardiff

What is the creative economy?

Posted on 20 October 2015 by Ian Hargreaves

Q. What is the creative economy? A. It is the economic output of everyone who does an officially recorded creative job in (for example) the UK, as measured in the official labour force statistics. Q. How does the creative economy differ from the creative industries? A. The creative industries are a set of named business
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What can we learn from creative Brooklyn?

Posted on 2 September 2015 by Sara Pepper

My recent summer holiday to visit family in New York provided an unexpected source of inspiration for our work at Creative Cardiff. New York and in particular Manhattan’s economic impact in terms of the creative economy is well documented. It is widely reported that NYC is home to just under 10 percent of all creative sector
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Supporting innovation in South Wales’ creative economy

Posted on 17 August 2015 by Sara Pepper

Despite the increasingly digital world in which we work and live, the power of person-to-person interactions seems now more valuable than ever. It’s face-to-face meetings that foster trust and enable us to build solid, long-term relationships and partnerships – some of the most important factors in developing and growing any business or cluster of similar
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Building Creative Cardiff

Posted on 12 August 2015 by Alice Taylor

One of the ambitions of our team is to create a network for people working in a creative business, organisation or role in Cardiff. We’ve talked about this idea with a lot of people and have learnt a lot from similar networks in other cities – Wired Sussex in Brighton, Creative Edinburgh and Creative Dundee
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A small room with big ambitions

Posted on 15 May 2015 by Alice Taylor

From the moment we heard about The Other Room, Cardiff’s new pub theatre, we were keen to get involved. We admired their positive, entrepreneurial spirit and their passion. And we saw that this small space, where people can experiment and develop, could make a big difference to the development of Cardiff’s creative economy. This week we
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Do-ers and Hoopers

Posted on 13 May 2015 by Sara Pepper

In every city I’ve lived in there have been people that I’ve identified as “do-ers” – the people who make things happen. I don’t mean people who do things in order to take the credit or glory for their efforts – I mean people who genuinely believe in wanting to make a difference, to initiate
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Temporary Autonomous Art

Posted on 28 April 2015 by Hannah Bayfield

At Creative Cardiff we’re interested in creativity of all kinds across the city, and it’s always good to see artistic events occurring. With another bank holiday just around the corner, Temporary Autonomous Art Cardiff (Celf Awtonomaidd Dros Dro Caerdydd) is looking to add to the city’s creative calendar, with four days of exhibitions, workshops and
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Cardiff: a capital of creativity?

Posted on 2 April 2015 by Justin Lewis

The creative economy is a major employer across the UK, but its importance goes well beyond job creation. The creative and cultural life of a city enhances both reputation and quality of life – for those who live in it, those who visit and those who might be attracted to move to it. As one
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