creative economy

Launch of the Networking Creative Hubs project

Posted on 1 June 2017 by Johann Gregory

More people are working in creative hubs than ever before. For freelancers and small businesses, hubs offer a place to work, opportunities, connections and a sense of community. This week saw the launch of our City Region Exchange project, Networking Creative Hubs in the Cardiff Capital Region. A brief summary of the project is available
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Creative Cardiff is one

Posted on 14 October 2016 by Ian Hargreaves

In its first year, Creative Cardiff has validated all four of our initial goals. We set out to increase quality and momentum between creative economy people in the Cardiff city region. The proof of that is in our growth in membership and on social media, but also in countless personal stories of individuals and organisations
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Embedded creatives project – an update

Posted on 11 April 2016 by Samuel Woodford

For the last five weeks I have been speaking with “embedded creatives” throughout Cardiff – those people who are working creative jobs, but are based outside the core creative industries. This stage of the data collection process is now almost done, and I have spoken to quite a range of people across a number of
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Embedded creatives in Cardiff

Posted on 18 February 2016 by Samuel Woodford

I have just joined the Creative Economy team as a Research Associate, tasked with investigating the important role that creative workers outside the core creative industries play in Cardiff’s creative economy. This group, termed ’embedded creatives’, are one whose specific needs, aspirations and working habits have received relatively little study. I hope the work I
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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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