About us

The Creative Industries Federation is the membership body which represents, champions and supports the UK’s creative industries.

Through our unique network of creative organisations, our influential policy and advocacy work and our extensive, UK-wide events programme we support and celebrate the work of our members. 

Our membership network comprises more than 10,000 individuals from creative organisations, businesses and educational institutions throughout the UK.

We are influential advocates on the issues that matter most to our creative community; creative careers and skills, the impact of Brexit and the importance of entrepreneurship and growth.

We bring together our members to facilitate valuable connections and collaborations that generate new ideas and foster both artistic and commercial successes.

By protecting the success of our sector, the fastest growing in the UK, we contribute to the strength of the UK economy as a whole.

Independent. Authoritative. Fearless.

OUR PRIORITIES

Creative Careers and Skills

With increasing automation and easy access to new tech, the future demand for creative and technical skills will be high and ever growing. We need to tackle this challenge head on to ensure our world-leading industries maintain their competitive edge.

We aim to restore the centrality of creative and technical skills, advocating this case to government and delivering practical interventions to help young people, teachers, careers advisers, and parents better understand the range of creative jobs and entrepreneurial opportunities that are possible, and how to pursue them.

Entrepreneurship and Growth

The creative industries are the fastest growing part of the UK’s economy, and play a significant role in unlocking innovation and growth in other sectors too. This success is fuelled by established international brands all the way through to micro-businesses, self-employed workers and freelancers.

We want to support these entrepreneurs and help grow creative enterprises by delivering practical services for our members. Building on the strength of our research and advocacy to date, we will also champion the priorities of these constituents and work closely with national and local government to identify means to grow the sector at large.

EU and International

We want to invite creatives from around the world to work with us and, in time, become the voice for the sector internationally. Post-Brexit, we will need to be more open and collaborative than ever before.

We will be thought leaders on global opportunities, convening practitioners and policy-makers from around the world to identify how the creative industries can tap in to new markets and respond to global challenges. We will play a central role in shaping our future relationship with the EU and influence the UK’s trade deals to help unlock the sector’s global growth potential.

 

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