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LAUNCH 'Developing Creative Education After Brexit: a Plan for Economic Growth' with the Rt Hon Matt Hancock MP

LAUNCH 'Developing Creative Education After Brexit: a Plan for Economic Growth' with the Rt Hon Matt Hancock MP

11th September 2017

The Council for Higher Education in Art and Design (CHEAD), Policy Connect, the All Party Design and Innovation Group (APDIG), and The Culture Capital Exchange (TCCE) warmly invite you the launch of 'Developing Creative Education After Brexit: a Plan for Economic Growth' setting out policy recommendations to give art, design and creative education the capacity to continue to contribute to the wider economy. 

We are delighted to announce that the manifesto will be launched with a keynote speech by the Rt Hon Matt Hancock MP, Minister of State for Culture and Digital.

In 2015, the creative industries contributed £87.4bn of value for the country, growing significantly faster than other sectors of the economy, and at an undiminished rate. Since 2010, the Gross Value Added (GVA) of the creative industries has increased by 34 percent, almost double the average of the economy as a whole.

Additionally, nearly 2.8 million people are employed in the creative economy. 

Design alone contributes over £72 billion to British economy ever year, with the creative industries playing a key role in making the country the most desirable place to study in Europe.


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This publication, funded by CHEAD and over eighty of the UK's leading institutions for creative education, sets out priorities for central government, universities and the private sector that  ensures that the creative industries can continue to draw upon the best education and training available to ensure that Britain remains a world leader for art and design. This cross-party and cross-sector report has been written following a range of roundtables held across the country. It argues for policies that: 

  • Ensure that academic research partnerships and collaboration continue on a pan-European basis
  • Put universities at the heart of regional economies and contributing to nationwide growth  
  • Equip graduates with the skills employers and businesses require to face the challenges and opportunities of the future 

The event will taken place in Portcullis House, part of the Parliamentary Estate. 

11:30: Arrival and Registration

11:40: Introduction by Professor Anita Taylor - Dean, Bath School of Art & Design and Chair of CHEAD

11:50: Keynote address by Matt Hancock MP, Minister of State for Culture and Digital

12:10: Remarks by Barry Sheerman MP, Chair of the All Party Design and Innovation Group

12:15: Q&A

12:30: Refreshments and Networking

13:00: Event close

We hope you will join us for an event for policy experts, parliamentarians and academics to share their thoughts on the steps that the new Parliament and Government should take in order to deliver a Brexit that can harness the huge potential offered by the creative industries. 

Portcullis House
United Kingdom