Institution: Department for Culture, Media and Sport.
Full reference: Department for Culture, Media and Sport (1998) Creative Industries Mapping Document.
The first mapping of the Creative Industries in the UK was published in 1998 by Department for Culture, Media and Sport. This was widely recognized as the first such comprehensive analysis of the economic contribution of creative activities to the overall economic health of the country. The aim was to raise awareness of the industries, the contribution they made to the economy and the issues they faced.
Inclusion criteria for Creative Industries was considered “those industries which have their origin in individual creativity, skill and talent and which have a potential for wealth and job creation through the generation and exploitation of intellectual property”.
The mapping is done by sector, comprising of Advertising, Antiques, Architecture, Crafts, Design, Fashion, Film, Leisure software, Music, Performing Arts, Publishing, Software and TV and radio.