Earlier this year the Council commissioned BOP Consulting to explore the scale and impact of the cultural and creative sector in Warwick District.

BOP partnered with Warwick Business School to carry out the study and also consulted with the District’s cultural and creative sector. You may have attended one of the workshop sessions in June or completed the online survey.

The resulting report, Warwick District’s Creative Sector: Analysis of Impact and Strategy for Growth shows that the creative industries contributed nearly half a billion pounds to the economy of Warwick District in 2017. The District’s creative sector also supports an estimated 12,975 jobs.

As well as several unique strengths and opportunities the report identified certain challenges which threaten to restrict the growth of the creative sector.

The Council will act upon the recommendations of the BOP report and facilitate the development and implementation of a 5-year plan to support the growth of world-class creative cluster in the District.

Help Develop Our Creative Framework

Creative organisations, freelancers and residents will be invited to input into the creation of Warwick District Creative Framework: A collaborative strategy for creative sector growth from early November 2019, with an aim to finalise and adopt the strategy from March 2020

Read the full report and register your interest in being included in the consultation by visiting www.warwickdc.gov.uk/wdcreativeframework.

A Date For Your Diary: Creative Symposium

Friday 14 February 2020

Warwick District Council’s Arts Section will host a day-long Creative Symposium on Friday 14 February 2020, which aims to stimulate conversation and debate, generate new ideas, connect people, and profile and celebrate our creative community.

Content will be based around five core themes; Voice, placemaking, pathfinding, engagement, and innovation.

To find more, contact Johnathan Branson, Projects and Development Manager on johnathan.branson@warwickdc.gov.uk.