This is a report by Centre for Economics and Business Research (Cebr) on the contribution made by the arts and culture to the UK’s national and regional economies.
The report includes not just an analysis of the ‘direct’ contribution of the arts and culture as measured by macroeconomic indicators like GVA, employment and household incomes, but also an examination of the ‘indirect’ contributions made by the arts and culture to the wider economy and to other sectors. These spillover impacts come, for example, through tourism, improvements in national productivity and through the role of the arts and culture in developing skills, nurturing innovation and fostering growth in the commercial creative industries.
The study combined desk and primary research. Quantitative data drawn from these sources, and from the Office for National Statistics (ONS), were used to provide the ‘business economy’ review and the macroeconomic impact assessment of the arts and culture industry featured in the report. The more qualitative intelligence gleaned from our secondary research and from the survey responses of and in-depth interviews with industry participants were used in the analysis of spillovers.