Government response

Clarifying the purpose of our creative industries consultation

Why we are proposing changes to how we measure and why crafts will remain a creative industry.

This was published under the 2010 to 2015 Conservative and Liberal Democrat coalition government

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We recently published a consultation on proposed changes to how we measure the value of the creative industries.

As a result of our consultation, many people in the crafts sector got the impression that we are considering dropping crafts from the creative industries. This is not true and the purpose of the consultation is not to redefine the creative industries. The definition of the creative industries will remain the same and continue to include crafts.

The purpose of the work is to look at how we measure the contribution of the creative industries (including crafts) to our economy.

We have amended the part of the consultation which refers to crafts to make our meaning clearer.

Further information

Published 21 May 2013