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Creative Blueprint


June 1, 2008

Author: Creative and Cultural Skills

Institution: Creative and Cultural Skills

Full reference: Creative and Cultural Skills (2009) Creative Blueprint: a plan for the creative and cultural industries. London: Creative and Cultural Skills.

Summary of key findings

Following on from The Footprint is the Creative Blueprint. The UK creative and cultural industries are among the world’s best but globalisation and technology are providing new skills challenges.

The Creative Blueprint is the strategy plan setting out the issues and solutions to these challenges.
Skills Blueprint is the Sector Skills Agreement for the Creative & Cultural Industries. The Sector Skills Agreement is altering the way skills are demanded, developed and delivered to the creative and cultural sector.

All CCSkills flagship projects have been developed in response to Blueprint findings. CCSkills publicly launched the individual nations documents of the Blueprint for the cultural and creative industries in June 2008 for England, Scotland, Wales/Cymru and Northern Ireland.

The first of the sector-specific Blueprints have been published and are available to download, including creative and cultural industries, advertising, craft, cultural heritage, design, and the visual arts.

Research questions & methodology

It is an action plan putting employers in control of shaping the industry’s future by:

  • assessing the short and long term skills needs;
  • mapping out the factors needed for change in the sector;
  • reviewing the training that is currently provided;
  • analysing the main gaps and weaknesses;
  • agreeing how CCSkills will work with key funding partners.

Download the Creative Blueprint