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A creative future


This inquiry will examine future challenges for the creative industries, and explore what is needed from the skills and talent pipeline to ensure the sector can thrive in this fast-changing world.

This inquiry is no longer accepting evidence

The deadline for submissions was Friday 2 September 2022.

Reports, special reports and government responses

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2nd Report - At risk: our creative future
Inquiry A creative future
Response to this report
Government response to the Committee's report "At risk: our creative future"
Government Response

Oral evidence transcripts

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22 November 2022
Inquiry A creative future
Witnesses Robert Halfon MP (Minister of State (Minister for Skills, Apprenticeships and Higher Education) at Department for Education), Julia Lopez MP (Minister of State for Media, Data and Digital Infrastructure at Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport), and Kevin Hollinrake MP (Parliamentary Under Secretary of State at Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy)
Oral Evidence
15 November 2022
Inquiry A creative future
Witnesses Dr Darren Henley OBE (Chief Executive Officer at Arts Council England), Professor Christopher Smith (Executive Chair, Arts and Humanities Research Council at UK Research & Innovation), and Sir Peter Bazalgette (Industry Co-Chair at Creative Industries Council)
Oral Evidence
8 November 2022
Inquiry A creative future
Witnesses Carolyn Warren (Director General of Arts Granting Programs at Canada Council for the Arts), Professor Hye-Kyung Lee (Professor of Cultural Policy at Kings College London), and Dr Martin Smith (Managing Director at West Bridge Consulting)
Oral Evidence
AudioUK (CRF0075)
British Screen Forum (CRF0060)
The Association of Colleges (CRF0074)

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  • Address: Communications and Digital Committee, House of Lords, London SW1A 0PW