Digital & Creative Industries
The Solent Economy supports nearly 5,000 Creative Businesses employing around 20,000 with a further 20,000 creative jobs embedded in advanced engineering, marine, construction and IT amongst other sectors.
The Creative Sector includes Advertising, Architecture, Arts & Antiques, Crafts, Design, Designer Fashion, Video, Film and Photography, Music and the Visual & Performing Arts, Publishing, Software and Electronic Publishing, Digital Entertainment Media, Radio and TV.
Creative Network South represents organisations in the private, public and education sectors working together to support the development of the creative economy, improving employment, employability and entrepreneurship in the region. For more information call Charles Freeman 07970 822 380 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Creative Skillset is the industry body which supports skills and training for people and businesses to ensure the UK creative industries maintain their world-class position.
Cultural Industries Development Agency (CIDA) supports the creative and cultural sector.
South East Design Forum https://www.linkedin.com/company/south-east-design-forum is a non-profit organisation, run for and by designers and creatives to provide a forum for commercial designers to share opinions, ideas, inspiration and opportunities.
Digital R&D Fund for the Arts in England showcases the projects supported by the fund, shares their insights and research as well as lots of other stories of what works and what doesn't work when it comes to digital innovation in the arts and cultural sector. The site has curated a selection of case studies, to showcase some examples of best practice in the use of R&D and digital technology in the arts from around the world.
European Cultural and Creative Industries Alliance (ECCIA) http://www.eccia.eu/ is an open platform that brings together policy-makers and business support practitioners from 28 partner organisations and 12 countries. Its overall aim is to shape a community in Europe that actively supports creative industries as a driver for competitiveness, job creation and structural change by developing and testing better policies and tools for creative industries.
The Open Data Institute runs a start-up programme that helps start-ups build business models around open data.
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