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Appendix 1: Timeline

Thirty years of a UK creative industries policy ecosystem

Published onNov 29, 2023
Appendix 1: Timeline

1992

Founding of the Department of National Heritage under Conservative government

1997

General Election: Labour Government comes to power

Transformation of the Department of National Heritage to the Department of Culture, Media and Sport

1998

Key publications:

Creative Britain (Smith 1998)

Creative Industries Mapping Documents (DCMS 1998)

2001

Updated mapping documents published, with new definition of creative industries (DCMS 2001)

2008

Global Financial Crisis prompts a period of widespread austerity

2010

General Election: Coalition (Conservative/Liberal Democrat) Government comes to power

Creation of Creative Scotland, combining Scottish Arts Council and Scottish Screen

UK’s Creative Clusters first mapped (Chapain et al. 2010)

2011

Founding of Creative Industries Council

2012

Launch of Creative England

2014

Founding of Creative Industries Federation

2015

General Election: Conservative Government takes sole power

DCMS adopts of the Dynamic Mapping approach to creative industries measurement

2016

Referendum on UK’s membership of the European Union

2017

General Election: Conservative Government

UK launches industrial strategy

2018

Creative Industries Sector Deal agreed, via the Creative Industries Council

Launch of the Creative Industries Clusters Programme and Policy & Evidence Centre (administered by Arts & Humanities Research Council)

DCMS Creative Industries Economic Estimates take on Official Statistic status

Launch of Creative Enterprise Zones in London

2019

General Election: Conservative Government

Creative Industries identified as a growth sector as part of Scottish Economic Action Plan

2020

UK leaves the European Union

Covid-19 Pandemic

2021

Creative Industries Federation and Creative England combine to form Creative UK

2022

Government publishes its Levelling Up white paper to address geographic inequalities

Publication of the Creative Industries 2030 Sector Vision, via Creative Industries Council

Founding of CIRCE: Creative Impact Research Centre Europe

2023

Creative Industries Policy & Evidence Centre moves to a twin north/south model

Launch of Convergent Screen Technologies and performance Realtime (CoSTAR) R&D investment

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