The creative industries is the fastest growing sector of the UK economy with the potential to drive national and international prosperity and growth.

This symposium session explored why and how, through partnership, the HE and cultural sectors should raise a powerful voice that penetrates the thinking and action of policy makers at the highest level, to create the public and private infrastructure and investment needed to ensure future growth and success.  

Session hosts: Harriet Finney, Director of Policy, Cultural Industries Federation; Sue Hayton   Research & Innovation Manager, Cultural & Creative Industries Exchange, University of Leeds.

The subject areas that it was agreed warranted discussion and policy influence were:

The group felt that this was the start of a very useful conversation and that the subject warranted more exploration. Perhaps this subject could be added to a CFN meeting agenda or be the subject of a future workshop?