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The Federation membership comes from every part of the arts and creative industries and from all nations and regions of the UK. Here a selection of our members highlight how they use their membership and why they view what we do as invaluable
Coming from a smaller institution in a rural area I have been very impressed by how genuinely inclusive the Federation wants to be. Most valuably, I haven't come away from a meeting without a new idea or several, and some interesting new contacts.
The Federation’s work supports the work we do directly from the north east with central government and is a great way of connecting across a broad spread of the creative industries.
I call the Creative Industries Federation a unique network and find the mix of people a commercial and creative stimulus.
We have been impressed not only by the digest of, and timely response to, key policy issues that affect the creative industries, but by the calibre and detail of its reports and programme of events.
Who would have known when it started just how important its work and influence would be in current times? I don’t know how we would all have managed without the Fed.
The creative industries are the fastest growing sector in the economy so it's really important we have an industry led, independent body to represent us which can engage Government to ensure our interests are reflected in policy and regulation.
As a working jazz trumpet player, I am impressed by the work of the Creative Industries Federation and delighted that we have a stentorian voice for the arts in the UK and a well organised one to boot.
We are very pleased with the benefits we are receiving for being a member of the Fed. Membership allows us to be at the table on major issues which helps define our own strategy at a time of enormous and fast-paced change.
The Federation resonates with us because it holds at its core the immense importance to our communities and quality of life that the creative industries gives in abundance.
We really welcomed the creation of the Federation. It is helpful to have consolidated the interests and soft power of a wide range of cultural institutions and companies under a single banner.
To have a single voice represent the broad church of the creative industries and speak directly into government at local, regional national and international levels is a crucial and refreshing piece of advocacy.
The Federation has created a powerful network with impressive access to the highest level of government. It’s incredibly valuable to be able to meet and lobby with other organisations.
We are delighted that the Creative Industries Federation is now leading the argument for the value of culture and the creative industries to the UK’s economy and well-being.
Bristol Media joined the Federation in order to network more effectively, understand the bigger picture, and take our members’ views to a national level.
Now, more than ever before, joining forces with the full breadth of the creative industries, to progress and protect our flourishing sector, is crucial.
I became an individual member of the Creative Industries Federation in 2016 when I realised how important it was to link with others contributing to international and European discussions in productive ways. We are all stronger together.
We need a national campaigner that embraces all the arts (voluntary/community, commercial and publicly funded). We need support in making the case for the arts’ importance to health, social and economic policy. The Federation fits the bill.
The Creative Industries Federation has been very effective in breaking down silos between different industries in the creative sector and giving them one powerful voice.