UK arts and culture is a thriving industry, says report | attractionsmanagement.com news
POST YOUR JOB ONLINE
Free ezine/digital edition sign up
Jobs   News   Features   Video    Products   Profiles   Magazine   Handbook   Advertise  
NEWS
UK arts and culture is a thriving industry, says report
POSTED 29 Apr 2019 . BY Luke Cloherty
A new report conducted by the UK’s Centre for Economic and Business Research has found that the country’s arts and culture industry contributes £10.8bn to its economy.

The report, called Contribution of the arts and culture industry to the UK economy, found that it contributes £2.8bn via taxes and also noted that the industry generates a further £23bn a year – and 363,700 jobs – through supply chains and employee spending.

Arts and culture’s total economic contribution has overtaken the agricultural sector’s £10.1bn contribution and is roughly equal to that of major cities such as Liverpool and Sheffield.

"Latest figures show arts and culture is a thriving industry delivering huge benefits for our economy," said Sir Nicholas Serota, chair of Arts Council England.

"Public investment in the arts is fuelling local regeneration across the country, pushing skills and talent to the commercial sector, and driving the world-class reputation of our creative industries."

It is the fourth edition of the report from the Centre for Economic and Business Research. It concludes that productivity in the arts and culture industry between 2009 and 2016 was greater than that of the economy as a whole. Gross value added per worker was £62,000 in arts and culture, compared to £46,800 for the wider UK economy – a 24.5 per cent difference.

The study also notes the "spillover" benefits of arts and culture as an industry to the UK economy.

Having surveyed industry professionals and organisations, it found that 69 per cent of organisations feel that they are “part of a creative cluster” in their local area, 52 per cent are involved in local regeneration and 46 per cent have had buildings regenerated as a result of their actions.

Another of these spillovers was that 82 per cent of surveyed organisations said they provide support for local artists and businesses.

One negative the report highlighted for the industry, however, was that 74 per cent of arts and culture organisations had been affected by public funding cuts.
MORE NEWS
Eden Project targets 2020 start on geothermal energy project
A long-planned project to drill for geothermal heat to power the Eden Project site in Cornwall will finally go ahead, after EU and Cornwall Council funding was approved.
Alton Towers announces new attraction based on David Walliams' books
David Walliams, the comedian, actor and best-selling author, is partnering with the UK's Alton Towers Resort to bring characters from his children's books to life at the park in a new attraction: The World of David Walliams.
UK government invests £250m into cultural and creative infrastructure projects
Funding support for York's National Railway Museum, Coventry's 2021 UK City of Culture programme and infrastructure and maintenance work at local and regional museums across the country are all included in the UK Government's proposed new Culture Investment Fund.
Blackpool Museum to evoke lively spirit of UK's seaside entertainment heritage
A £13m (US$16.8m, €15.1m) project to create a museum that celebrates Blackpool's role in the development of British popular culture is moving forward, following the award of a £4m (US$5.2m, €4.7m) grant from the National Lottery Heritage Fund.
+ More news   
LATEST JOBS
Retail Team Leader
Warner Bros. Studio Tour
Salary: Competitive Salary
Job location: Leavesden, London, UK
Warehouse Team Leader
Warner Bros. Studio Tour
Salary: Competitive Salary
Job location: Leavesden, London, UK
Head of Visitor Operations
Royal Botanic Gardens Kew
Salary: £50,000 - £60,186 pa, depending on skills and experience
Job location: Richmond, UK
Visitor Experience and Commercial Manager
Royal Botanic Gardens Kew
Salary: £32,000 per annum
Job location: Haywards Heath, UK
Operations Manager
Active Kids Adventure Park
Salary: Dependent upon experience
Job location: Perthshire, UK
Education Manager
Sea Life
Salary: Competitive
Job location: Tempe, AZ, USA
+ More jobs  

COMPANY PROFILES
Clip 'n Climb

Clip ‘n Climb currently offers facility owners and investors more than 40 colourful and unique Cha [more...]
Sally Corporation

Our services include: Dark ride design & build; Redevelopment of existing attractions; High-quality [more...]
instantprint

We’re a Yorkshire-based online printer, founded in 2009 by Adam Carnell and James Kinsella. [more...]
Alterface

Alterface’s Creative Division team is seasoned in concept and ride development, as well as storyte [more...]
+ More profiles  
FEATURED SUPPLIER

Rebranded EAG International Expo set to become leading trade show for the international entertainment and attractions industry
The newly rebranded Entertainment, Attractions and Gaming International Expo (EAG) is set to become the entertainment industry’s leading and most comprehensive trade event. [more...]
VIDEO GALLERY

instantprint - Online Print Made Easy!
We're the only online printing company who really gets your business. Find out more...
More videos:
Introducing AnimaChat! – Animalive
Trailer Peter Pan - Saving Tinkerbell VR – Red Raion
Miko and the Spell of the Stone - Movie Trailer – Red Raion
+ More videos  

CATALOGUE GALLERY
 

+ More catalogues  
DIRECTORY
+ More directory  
DIARY

29-31 Oct 2019

Mediterranean Resort & Hotel Real Estate Forum (MR&H)

Hilton Athens, Athens, Greece
18-22 Nov 2019

IAAPA Expo

Orange County Convention Center, Orlando, United States
+ More diary  
LATEST ISSUES
+ View Magazine Archive

Attractions Management

2019 issue 3


View issue contents
View on turning pages
Download PDF
FREE digital subscription
Print subscription

Attractions Management

2019 issue 2


View issue contents
View on turning pages
Download PDF
FREE digital subscription
Print subscription

Attractions Management

2019 issue 1


View issue contents
View on turning pages
Download PDF
FREE digital subscription
Print subscription

Attractions Management

2018 issue 4


View issue contents
View on turning pages
Download PDF
FREE digital subscription
Print subscription

Attractions Management News

16 Oct 2019 issue 141


View on turning pages
Download PDF
View archive
FREE digital subscription
Print subscription

Attractions Handbook

2019


View issue contents
View on turning pages
Download PDF
FREE digital subscription
Print subscription
 
ABOUT LEISURE MEDIA
LEISURE MEDIA MAGAZINES
LEISURE MEDIA HANDBOOKS
LEISURE MEDIA WEBSITES
LEISURE MEDIA PRODUCT SEARCH
 
ATTRACTIONS MANAGEMENT
ATTRACTIONS MANAGEMENT NEWS
ATTRACTIONS HANDBOOK
PRINT SUBSCRIPTIONS
FREE DIGITAL SUBSCRIPTIONS
ADVERTISE . CONTACT US

Leisure Media, Portmill House, Portmill Lane,
Hitchin, Hertfordshire SG5 1DJ Tel: +44 (0)1462 431385

©Cybertrek 2019
Jobs   News   Products   Magazine
NEWS
UK arts and culture is a thriving industry, says report
POSTED 29 Apr 2019 . BY Luke Cloherty
A new report conducted by the UK’s Centre for Economic and Business Research has found that the country’s arts and culture industry contributes £10.8bn to its economy.

The report, called Contribution of the arts and culture industry to the UK economy, found that it contributes £2.8bn via taxes and also noted that the industry generates a further £23bn a year – and 363,700 jobs – through supply chains and employee spending.

Arts and culture’s total economic contribution has overtaken the agricultural sector’s £10.1bn contribution and is roughly equal to that of major cities such as Liverpool and Sheffield.

"Latest figures show arts and culture is a thriving industry delivering huge benefits for our economy," said Sir Nicholas Serota, chair of Arts Council England.

"Public investment in the arts is fuelling local regeneration across the country, pushing skills and talent to the commercial sector, and driving the world-class reputation of our creative industries."

It is the fourth edition of the report from the Centre for Economic and Business Research. It concludes that productivity in the arts and culture industry between 2009 and 2016 was greater than that of the economy as a whole. Gross value added per worker was £62,000 in arts and culture, compared to £46,800 for the wider UK economy – a 24.5 per cent difference.

The study also notes the "spillover" benefits of arts and culture as an industry to the UK economy.

Having surveyed industry professionals and organisations, it found that 69 per cent of organisations feel that they are “part of a creative cluster” in their local area, 52 per cent are involved in local regeneration and 46 per cent have had buildings regenerated as a result of their actions.

Another of these spillovers was that 82 per cent of surveyed organisations said they provide support for local artists and businesses.

One negative the report highlighted for the industry, however, was that 74 per cent of arts and culture organisations had been affected by public funding cuts.
MORE NEWS
Eden Project targets 2020 start on geothermal energy project
A long-planned project to drill for geothermal heat to power the Eden Project site in Cornwall will finally go ahead, after EU and Cornwall Council funding was approved.
Alton Towers announces new attraction based on David Walliams' books
David Walliams, the comedian, actor and best-selling author, is partnering with the UK's Alton Towers Resort to bring characters from his children's books to life at the park in a new attraction: The World of David Walliams.
UK government invests £250m into cultural and creative infrastructure projects
Funding support for York's National Railway Museum, Coventry's 2021 UK City of Culture programme and infrastructure and maintenance work at local and regional museums across the country are all included in the UK Government's proposed new Culture Investment Fund.
Blackpool Museum to evoke lively spirit of UK's seaside entertainment heritage
A £13m (US$16.8m, €15.1m) project to create a museum that celebrates Blackpool's role in the development of British popular culture is moving forward, following the award of a £4m (US$5.2m, €4.7m) grant from the National Lottery Heritage Fund.
New Dream Cruises ship to have world's longest seaborne coaster
The world's longest rollercoaster at sea will be included in an on board theme park on Dream Cruises' new Global Dream ship, due to launch in early 2021.
Scott Carver Architects to renovate oldest theatre in New South Wales, Australia
The Victoria Theatre, the oldest in the Australian state of New South Wales, is to undergo a renovation led by Scott Carver Architects aimed at conserving its heritage features and reviving it as a venue for live performances.
+ More news   
 
COMPANY PROFILES
Clip 'n Climb

Clip ‘n Climb currently offers facility owners and investors more than 40 colourful and unique Cha [more...]
Sally Corporation

Our services include: Dark ride design & build; Redevelopment of existing attractions; High-quality [more...]
instantprint

We’re a Yorkshire-based online printer, founded in 2009 by Adam Carnell and James Kinsella. [more...]
Alterface

Alterface’s Creative Division team is seasoned in concept and ride development, as well as storyte [more...]
+ More profiles  
FEATURED SUPPLIER

Rebranded EAG International Expo set to become leading trade show for the international entertainment and attractions industry
The newly rebranded Entertainment, Attractions and Gaming International Expo (EAG) is set to become the entertainment industry’s leading and most comprehensive trade event. [more...]
VIDEO GALLERY

instantprint - Online Print Made Easy!
We're the only online printing company who really gets your business. Find out more...
More videos:
Introducing AnimaChat! – Animalive
Trailer Peter Pan - Saving Tinkerbell VR – Red Raion
Miko and the Spell of the Stone - Movie Trailer – Red Raion
+ More videos  

CATALOGUE GALLERY
 

+ More catalogues  
DIRECTORY
+ More directory  
DIARY

29-31 Oct 2019

Mediterranean Resort & Hotel Real Estate Forum (MR&H)

Hilton Athens, Athens, Greece
18-22 Nov 2019

IAAPA Expo

Orange County Convention Center, Orlando, United States
+ More diary  
 


ADVERTISE . CONTACT US

Leisure Media, Portmill House, Portmill Lane,
Hitchin, Hertfordshire SG5 1DJ Tel: +44 (0)1462 431385

©Cybertrek 2019

ABOUT LEISURE MEDIA
LEISURE MEDIA MAGAZINES
LEISURE MEDIA HANDBOOKS
LEISURE MEDIA WEBSITES
LEISURE MEDIA PRODUCT SEARCH
ATTRACTIONS MANAGEMENT NEWS
ATTRACTIONS HANDBOOK
PRINT SUBSCRIPTIONS
FREE DIGITAL SUBSCRIPTIONS