Britiain to be 'Creative Hub'
We need to give our creative industries a powerful global presence and the opportunity to compare themselves with the very best in the world,” the government said. “We hope [it] will become the equivalent of Davos [World Economic Forum] for the creative industries.”
I do have an issue here – Britain cannot be the creative hub without investment, so the same government who have removed the Tax incentives and screwed over HE by removing funding want us all to be creative.
Then Invest. The new diplomas look like a good start, but I am waiting for those to be mucked about with too.
I also worry about the London centric attitude of the piece – although the BBC will soon be abandoning London, and Aardman are here in the South West, I just know the money will stay in the South East.
Although, I may be wrong. Here at Bridgwater, as a recognized excellent college, we should be at the centre.
So, where’s the funding?
Mark Sweney, guardian.co.uk, Friday February 22 2008