The Department of Culture, Media and Sport announce new statistics on employment boom in the Creative Industries

New government figures from The Department of Culture, Media and Sport statesthat the number of jobs in the creative industries has risen by nearly 20% since 2011,which is nearly triple the rate of the UK economy as a whole. The creative industriesnow supplies 1.9 million jobs, which supports the government findings publishedearlier this year that the creative industries now generate almost £10m an hour forthe UK economy. Overall as a collective these industries contribute to an impressive£84 billion each year to the UK economy.

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This is exciting news for the creative industries, and with the increase in employmentalso comes the increase in diversity. The number of Black, Asian and minority ethnic(BAME) employees has also risen since 2011 by 44%, which is over double the rate ofthe rest of the UK's employment sector (with a rise of just 16%). BAMErepresentation in Visual Arts, Music and performance is up by 59.4% alone.

The latest figures also reveal that the UK’s creative services are in high demandinternationally, with exports increasing more than 4 times than that of the UK total.As a result, these services contribute almost £20billion of the £84 billion total thatthe creative industries generate for the UK economy.

Escape Studios prides itself on supporting the education of people wanting to getinto this exciting industry, by helping students develop the right practical skills thatthe visual arts and creative industries genuinely need. The practical focused coursesoffered by Escape Studios, help students develop into industry ready talent with theappropriate skills ready to hit the ground running from day one.

Escape’s Alumni have been some of the many UK talent in demand internationally,with alumni such as Tim Adams (DNegTV, MPC), Elisa Simoncelli (Sky, Freelance) and Ricardo Ferriera (MPC, ILM, DNeg) going on to work at studios across the world. Forfurther information on Escape Alumni read their success stories here.

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