Creative Industries

The lead administration for the Creative Industries work sector is the Government of Jersey.

The Creative Industries work sector reflects increasing global recognition of the economic and social potential of the creative industries. This relates to the commercial and cultural reach of key sub-sectors, such as film, television and other digital media, and the wider impact of the creative industries in other business sectors through innovative approaches to policy involving industry, government and education.

The sector can also play a key role in developing the blend of creative and innovative skills and approaches required to address societal challenges in areas such as education, health, and social inclusion.  The worksector is therefore focusing on nurturing and further supporting environments from which more creative people, creative ideas and creative businesses emerge and flourish.

The work sector is concentrating on three main themes agreed by ministers at the Jersey summit in November 2013:

  1. Developing the skills capacity for creative industries;

  2. Creative collaboration; and

  3. Impact of the creative sector on the wider economy.

Running through each theme will be the impact of creative industries on youth employment; how best to measure the impact of creative industries; and how best to increase the GDP growth from creative industries.

1st British-Irish Council Creative Industries Ministerial Meeting - 30th October 2015

The 1st British-Irish Council Creative Industries Ministerial meeting was held at the Jersey Museum  hosted by Assistant Economic Development Minister, Deputy Murray Norton, who leads on the Culture portfolio, for Economic Development. 

The meeting focused on the creative industries and discussed how the skills capacity of the creative industries can be developed and considered examples of creative collaboration and the impact of the creative industries on the wider economy.

Ministers welcomed the report A Creative Collaboration: Creative Industries Sector Report 2015” which provides details of best practice across all of the BIC member administrations in encouraging growth and demonstrating some of the ways in which Governments have provided support to the sector.