Last week, the DCMS and Creative Industries Council published the Creative Industries Sector Vision, which sets out the ambition to maximise the growth of the creative industries by £50bn by 2030.

As well as detailing goals and objectives to deliver on this, the sector vision is for the creative industries to become an even greater growth engine, where creative talent from all backgrounds, and creative businesses from all areas in the UK, can thrive.

In Chapter 3 of the report, which explores wider impact, the goal is described as being to “maximise the positive impact of the creative industries on individuals and communities, the environment and the UK’s global standing”. When discussing Scotland’s wider impact policies, the report makes direct reference to Culture Collective and spotlights a few projects:

“The Scottish Government and agencies have a range of interventions to unlock the wider impacts of the creative industries,” the report reads. “Creative Placemaking is a pioneering methodology that uses creativity to support community-led change and is being successfully applied through a network of towns across the South of Scotland. The network is supporting the growth of local creative hubs, and in Dumfries has led to the founding of a community benefit society, which is bringing a section of the high street into community ownership.

“The Scottish Government and Creative Scotland’s 2020 Culture Collective Fund has also distributed over £10 million to date to community-based projects such as What We Do Now. Furthermore, the Scottish Government is supporting environmental sustainability through Culture Collective initiatives such as CULTIVATE, which brings together creative practitioners and community groups to explore climate justice in a practical and meaningful way.”

Read the full Creative Industries Sector Vision here or download a PDF below.