Campaign Timeline: June 2020

Campaign Timeline

December 17, 2020

Words by Angelica Bomford

4th June 

Federation launches ‘Creative Coalition’ 

The pandemic has exposed that, as well as urgent financial support, systemic change is needed for the creative industries. 

In response to this, the Federation launches a major consultation project with members, fellow industries, partners and UK, devolved and local government to reimagine our sector and create an inspirational view of what our future could look like, backed up with meaningful evidence and ideas.  

Three working groups are announced:

  • The Case for Creativity
  • The Future of Work
  • The Future of Business

“We need to be just as creative with our solutions for recovery as we are in what we create, and crucially, make clear what industry can bring to the table.”

– Creative Industries Federation

8th June 

Federation partners with the National Campaign for the Arts on the launch of the latest Arts Index, which shows that arts organisations have experienced a decade of funding cuts – making them particularly vulnerable to the pandemic. 

Federation CEO Caroline Norbury warns that: “Arts funding isn’t a bailout, it’s essential to our country”

17th June 

Creative Industries Federation publishes newly commissioned research from Oxford Economics, showing the projected economic impact of Covid on the UK’s creative industries. The Federation warns of a “cultural catastrophe” as over 400,000 creative jobs are projected to be lost, with the UK creative industries expected to lose £1.5 billion a week in revenue in 2020.

“Culture can power us out of this crisis, but we need a renewal fund now” – Caroline Norbury – https://www.standard.co.uk/comment/comment/culture-can-power-us-out-of-this-crisis-but-we-need-a-renewal-fund-now-a4474166.html