General Election campaigning has begun in earnest with investment plans outlined in manifestos and investment plans. There have been various pledges on Higher Education but unsurprisingly very little mention of arts and culture. Nicky Morgan’s remarkably short stint as Culture Secretary at DCMS ends with her announcement to step down from politics and we also lose Ed Vaizey, a powerful advocate for the creative industries.
Following the announcement of their merger, CIF and creative england have issued a manifesto aimed at ensuring all political parties are cited on the challenges and opportunities facing the sector. Whilst there are 10 key points, the focus is on inclusive growth, global competitiveness and ensuring a 21st century workforce.
Read the full briefing here including news from the Design Council, OfS and NESTA.