Creative UK response to the Welsh Parliament Finance Committee’s ‘A call for information – Welsh Government Draft Budget proposals for 2022–23
The creative industries in Wales are world–class and represent one of the UK’s biggest success stories. From productions such as Hinterland and His Dark Materials, to games such as Maid of Sker, the creative industries contribute to innovation, social and economic prosperity, and ‘Brand Wales’ like no other. In fact, the creative industries generate £2.2bn for the Welsh economy, providing 56,000 jobs, with the sector exhibiting a strong growth trajectory. Between 2011 and 2020, the nation’s creative industries jobs grew by 22% and research by the Creative Industries Policy and Evidence Centre has shown the emergence of new creative clusters in places such as South Wales.