The Creative Industries Work Sector was established in 2013 in order to share expertise and learning across the eight BIC administrations, and to make decisions on common policies and approaches relating to the Creative Industries. 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 Creative Industries Work Sector is led by the Government of Jersey.
The work sector’s current work programme focuses on the following areas:-
- policy initiatives within education systems to encourage the acquisition of skills relevant to the creative industries;
- initiatives to encourage equality, diversity and inclusion within the creative industries; and
- initiatives to encourage equality, diversity and inclusion among audiences engaging with the creative industries (in practice, largely the cultural industries segment).
The group have ensured that the focus of site visits and external presentations links directly with this work plan. The group have continued to discuss forging tangible links with other BIC work sectors, including the Indigenous, Minority and Lesser Used (IML) Languages work sector.