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Creative Industries in the South Wales Valleys


Grant Holder: Professor Ian Hargreaves

Researcher: Aimee Grant

Funder: DCells/Universities Heads of the Valleys Institute

Period: February 2011 to July 2011

Based at: School of Journalism Media and Cultural Studies

This report builds upon the review of creative industries in Wales conducted by Professor Hargreaves in 2010/11, which prompted a far-reaching series of policy announcements by senior WAG Ministers.

The goal of this follow-on research is to establish a map of creative industries activity in the Valleys, including identifying gaps in that information base.

The research project will also describe and evaluate the current provision of educational opportunities at the post-school level relevant to the development of creative industries as a source of employment and economic opportunity.

Related Links:

The Heart of Digital Wales: a review of creative industries for the Welsh Assembly Government