Sector - creative industries
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Brighton & Hove provides a fantastic base for creative companies. We know that entrepreneurs, freelancers and staff teams like to do business here because of the creative culture of the city and the excellent quality of life that can be enjoyed being by the sea.
In 2000, approximately 1,500 creative businesses were identified, showing that almost one in five businesses in the city are creative businesses.
The Government Department of Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS) defines the creative industries as:
"Those industries that have their origin in individual creativity, skill and talent and which have a potential for wealth and job creation through the generation and exploitation of intellectual property.
This includes advertising, architecture, the art and antiques market, crafts, design, designer fashion, film and video, interactive leisure software, music, the performing arts, publishing, software and computer games, television and radio."
Creative Business Support and Advice:
|Agency and Contact||Explanation|
Arts Council - South East
|Aims to promote the arts at the heart of national life, reflecting England’s rich and diverse cultural identity. We want people throughout England to experience arts activities of the highest quality.|
Fully supported office space on flexible terms for creative businesses - six month licenses.Virtual office for Creatives. Exhibition facilities.
Disability Arts Development Agency
|Aim is to create a thriving disability and deaf arts culture in the South East.|
University of Sussex
|The University of Sussex has a wide range of teaching, research and practical facilities relevant to the creative industries, and has worked closely with Wired Sussex and Brighton University to develop a specialist post graduate course in e-learning design.|
|Membership organisation. New Media business development specialists. Assist with raising finance, developing overseas markets, recruitment, marketing and organise regular networking events.|
For more information or support please contact Economic Development on Tel: (01273) 290011 or E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org