Creative Arts & Culture

The creative arts and culture industry can also include technological innovation, in addition to the following:

  • Advertising
  • Textiles & Craft
  • Design
  • Cultural heritage and history
  • Art
  • Film, TV and radio
  • Photography
  • Performing Arts
  • Visual Arts

The creative sector is often paired with the digital sector, as this is often a platform in which to deliver the creative content.

The sector also has some large well-established organisations. Examples include:

  • Advertising – Leo Burnett, Saatchi and Saatchi, Ogilvy Group
  • Crafts – Crafts Council
  • Cultural heritage – National Museum of Wales
  • Film – Ealing studios, Working Title
  • General arts – Arts Council
  • Music – Opera North, EMI Group Ltd
  • Television and radio – BBC, Granada, Global Radio

Hours: Variable – from 9-5 to nights with musicians and more undertaking unsociable hours
Starting salary: Unsteady income – often working in advance of being paid, however this differs between sectors with likelihood of being self-employed or working on a part time basis


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