Creativity, Culture & Heritage

When we read a book, visit a museum, go see a play in the theatre, watch a film in the evening, these are just a few of our many encounters with the cultural and creative industries which are crucial to social cohesion and our well-being. Creativity, culture and heritage are the fabric of our societies. They contribute to our shared sense of identity, culture and values. As growing industries, creating more jobs especially for young people, they are of immense value not just to society, but to our economies as well. Yet these sectors are under continuous pressure, creating a need for policies and programmes that safeguard, support and help them.