The Creative Industries Federation is the national organisation for the UK’s creative industries, cultural education and arts, providing an authoritative voice in a way never done before.
The creative industries are the fastest growing sector of the UK economy spanning advertising and architecture to video games, performance to publishing, and all the creative disciplines recognised in official statistics - as well as associated areas such as heritage. They are worth £87.4bn GVA. The creative sector also has huge intrinsic and social value.
We are entirely independent. Our revenues - and our strength - come from more than 1,000 companies, organisations, institutions and individual practitioners, working in every part of the creative industries - commercial and publicly-supported - as well as in the education system that supports them all. We work with our members in towns, cities and the rural economy, nationwide.
Our heavyweight board includes top creative and business leaders. We are further advised by a UK Council, representing the breadth and depth of our membership, as well as an International Council, providing a global perspective.
We work with politicians of all parties and across all of government and with every level of government - from eight Whitehall departments including No 10 and the Treasury, the devolved nations, metro mayors, city leaders, LEPs and local authorities.
Our reports and submissions to government draw on the experience of our members on a wide range of policy issues. All are aimed at creating the right conditions for continued success.
Federation events inform our work on policy. They also offer the opportunity to meet fellow members and strike new creative and commercial deals. It is, in the words of a member, a Unique Network.
Taking inspiration from that moniker, our Unique Breakfasts are carefully-curated discussions with a clear policy or business benefit. Unique Conversations provide inspiration and insight from leading figures in more social settings. The Fed’s large-scale annual receptions and conference attract major political speakers and offer networking at the highest level.
The challenges posed by Brexit and the opportunities presented by the industrial strategy have made it more important than ever that we articulate the value of our sector - intrinsic, economic, societal and in terms of soft power. If ever there was a need for the Federation, it is now.