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Arts: Innovation

Volume 460: debated on Thursday 17 May 2007

To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport what steps she is taking to promote entrepreneurship in the creative industries. (137559)

[holding answer 16 May 2007]: DCMS supported the Entrepreneurship Task Group which considered how to promote the development of entrepreneurial skills amongst creative industries graduates. The group's recommendations have been taken forward by the National Council for Graduate Entrepreneurship.

The Department also sponsors the National Endowment for Science, Technology and the Arts (NESTA), which through its programmes aims to support the next generation of creative innovators and those at the early stages of their creative careers.

Issues around entrepreneurship in the creative industries will be highlighted in the Creative Economy Programme Green Paper, due for publication shortly.