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Growth, Talent, Ambition - the Government’s Strategy for the Creative Industries



This document sets out the broad strategic direction which it will be necessary for the public sector to adopt in order to help our creative industries to grow. Translating this direction into specific, well co-ordinated actions is already well under way.

The sub-sector reference groups established by the Scottish Creative Industries Partnership Co-ordination Group have recently concluded their work. The completed reports of the reference groups are being considered by the co-ordination group and the public sector agencies will agree on the actions necessary to implement relevant recommendations. More detailed reporting on the public sector response will take place during the summer of 2011.



COSLA, the Convention of Scottish Local Authorities, represents the local authority interest in Scotland. Local authorities will support the creative industries in their area, and are responsible for the Business Gateway. COSLA is committed to promoting partnerships among the local authorities and between authorities and other organisations to deliver shared agendas and deliver value.

Creative Scotland

Creative Scotland is the national leader for Scotland's arts, screen and creative industries. Creative Scotland are committed to investing in talent, education and places to develop the arts, screen and creative industries in Scotland and playing a lead role in promoting the value and importance of these to everyone - both nationally and worldwide.

Highlands and Islands Enterprise ( HIE)

HIE help businesses and communities to develop through investment and support to businesses. HIE are committed to equipping people with the skills, expertise and knowledge to succeed, and ensuring their full and productive use.

Scottish Enterprise

Scottish Enterprise's role is to maximise the economic potential of all of the creative industries but in particular those companies operating in the high growth area of Digital Media. SE is also to helping to improve the business environment in which they operate. Both Scottish Enterprise and Highlands and Islands Enterprise are committed to supporting the creative industries in their areas and identifying and developing growth sub-sectors and businesses to maximise the economic potential of businesses within the creative industries.

Scottish Funding Council ( SFC)

SFC invests in the development of a coherent college and university system which, through enhanced learning, research and knowledge exchange, leads to improved economic, educational, social, civic and cultural outcomes for the people of Scotland. Together with Skills Development Scotland it will play a lead role in implementing the Creative and Cultural Sector Skills Action Plan.

Skills Development Scotland ( SDS)

SDS works to enable people to fulfil their potential, make skills work for employers, and be a catalyst for positive change. They are committed to achieving this vision through developing local and national partnerships. Together with the Scottish Funding Council it will play a lead role in implementing the Creative and Cultural Sector Skills Action Plan.