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 work sector is therefore focusing on nurturing and further supporting environments from which more creative people, creative ideas and creative businesses emerge and flourish. The results of a data sharing and measurement initiative agreed at the 2015 BIC Creative Industries Ministerial meeting indicate that this is an area which contributes approximately £98.6bn / €110bn per year to the economies of the eight BIC administrations.
The work sector is currently concentrating on three main themes agreed by ministers at the Jersey summit in November 2017:
- Facilitate a pipeline of development of practical and applicable creative skills learned through the education curriculum,
- Identify and implement measures to encourage diversity among employees within the creative sector; and
- Undertake work to put in place initiatives to maximise inclusivity for audiences of the creative industries
2nd British-Irish Council Creative Industries Ministerial Meeting - 10th November 2017
The 2nd British-Irish Council Creative Industries Ministerial meeting was held at the L ‘Horizon Hotel in Jersey, hosted by Assistant Minister, Economic Development, Tourism, Sport and Culture Department, Deputy Murray Norton.
The meeting focused on the outcome of the work programme that was agreed at the first Ministerial in 2015, with the three key areas being:-
1. Data available across the Member Administrations to measure the impact of the creative industries;
2. Measures adopted to address the perceived skill gaps for those entering the creative industries;
3. Explore the links between grass roots culture and creative industries, and the measures taken to sustain those relationships.
Ministers were able to view a video montage of the impacts creative industries has made across Member Administrations, and discuss further the cultural and economic benefits arising from creative industries.