We are Creative UK

The independent network for the UK’s Creative Industries

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We connect, we invest, we support and we champion brilliance – fighting for the opportunity for all to thrive creatively

We believe in the power of creativity and the creative industries to change lives, placing creativity at the heart of the UK’s culture, economy and education system. Our goal is simple: to cultivate a world where creativity is championed, valued, and fundamentally nurtured. We unite the Creative Industries and generate opportunities for innovation to thrive by investing in people and their ideas. We’re here to harness the power of the Creative Industries to build a stronger, fairer, and more prosperous future. 

Our values

The core values behind our founding organisations remain constant. The key to our success is through these values and they are woven into the fabric of our culture.

Everything we do is rooted in this people-centric, future-forward philosophy. Our values steer the way we work; how we do things is just as important as what we do. 

We join the dots - collaboration is in our DNA.

We join the dots - collaboration is in our DNA.

We bring creative people together, from all disciplines, turning up the volume on their voices, providing a platform for their creative ideas and projects, ultimately empowering them to amplify themselves. We forge connections; building and growing as a group is our superpower.

We support and empower - we’re here to accelerate change.

We support and empower - we’re here to accelerate change.

We recognise and embrace growth, industry shifts, and learning, always pushing forward with  conviction. We’re on a journey to rear a new era of creative communities across the UK, built on rock-solid foundations of inspiration, camaraderie, and collaboration. We’re taking the future into our own hands – one that evolves the Creative Industries and transforms lives.

We are curious, open and honest - our knowledge is for sharing.

We are curious, open and honest - our knowledge is for sharing.

We represent a broad industry of myriad skills and talent, made up of diverse individuals from all walks of life. We build strong and supportive communities where ideas can flow freely. We seek out new talent, new ideas, and new ways of doing things, consistently challenging the status quo – just like the creative sector we stand for.

We celebrate difference - respecting the humanity and creativity in everyone.

We celebrate difference - respecting the humanity and creativity in everyone.

Fierce representation matters, which is why we seek out diverse voices and stories, as these narratives are integral to the development of our collective work. We know that we’re working with an uneven playing field and we’re here to drive movement towards wider diversity and inclusivity. We all have a part to play in pushing the boundaries of the creative sector.