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 to “maximise the positive impact of the creative industries on individuals and communities, the environment and the UK’s global standing” and recognises the potential the creative industries have to help address health and wellbeing challenges and foster pride in place, which contributes to community cohesion and local regeneration.
It goes on to discuss three key objectives where the sector has a strong track record and demonstrable potential to make an even bigger impact in the future: health and wellbeing, environment and soft power.
Under the Scotland contribution it says – The Scottish Government and agencies have a range of interventions to unlock the wider impacts of the creative industries. 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.
Find out more here Creative Industries Sector Vision (publishing.service.gov.uk)