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Centre for the Creative Economy

We enable innovation, strengthen knowledge and engage industry to cultivate and stimulate the sustainable and equitable advancement of the creative economy.

We foster understanding of the creative economy, advocating for its impact and promoting its advancement through research and education.

Within the Centre for the Creative Economy, we currently focus on two main programmes of work, Media Cymru (2022 - 2026) and Creative Cardiff (founded in 2014). Find out more about these programmes and other past and present satellite projects

Our team works to enable innovation, strengthen knowledge and engage industry through a range of programmes, projects and research. Find out more about the team.

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When I talk about the creative industries, I always say we should not be talking about it merely in terms of its economic value. You get more than that, you get cultural and social value. I respect the emphasis that Cardiff is putting on that because that is a statement of the sort of civil society you want to live in. Cardiff is now a very significant cluster in the creative industries. The involvement of the universities in innovation - the applied research of universities working with SMEs to drive innovation, and the ability of higher education to convene a cluster and get people talking to each other, co-operating with each other, competing in some respects but co-operating in how we push the story forward, this is something that is really new. Cardiff has great potential – this should be only just the beginning.

Sir Peter Bazalgette Co-Chair of the Creative Industries Council