The Creative Industries Federation, which represents the public arts, cultural education and creative industries across the UK, has pledged to “safeguard” the future of the industry and its contribution to the economy in light of the UK’s vote to leave the European Union.

Chief executive of the Creative Industries Federation, John Kampfner said: “As the UK creates a new identity and a new position on the world stage, our arts and creative industries, the fastest growing sector in the economy, will play an important role.

“It will be vital for all sides to work together to ensure that the interests of our sector on issues including access to funding and talent are safeguarded as the UK forges its new relationship with Europe. The importance of British culture in representing our country to the world will be greater than ever.”

To safeguard the future of the UK’s arts, creative industries and cultural education, the Creative Industries Federation, whose members showed more than 96 percent support for Remain, has stated that it will hold a series of events to help the creative community plan for a future out of the EU, with full details to be announced in the coming weeks.

The Creative Industries Federation ended its statement with a call for post-Brexit unity, adding that the arts can play a significant role in mending the referendum campaign that highlighted deep social, geographic and economic divisions across the country.

“Within the UK, we will play our part in helping to bridge divides within and between the nations and regions of the country,” said the Creative Industries Federation.

 

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