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Warwick District’s Creative Framework is a five-year strategy that aims to accelerate creative sector growth and maximise its impact across Warwick district through partnership and collaborative working. It provides a collective vision for our creative communities to unite around and outlines how they can shape and influence how the sector is defined in the future.

Here’s a short film that introduces the Creative Framework and showcases just some of the district’s incredible creative talent:

Frequently Asked Questions

Here are the top 10 frequently asked questions about the Creative Framework:

1. What is the Creative Framework?

The Creative Framework is a five-year strategy that aims to accelerate creative sector growth and maximise its impact across Warwick district through partnership and collaborative working. It provides a collective vision for our creative communities to unite around and outlines how they can shape and influence how the sector is defined in the future. Five strategic themes provide the focus for all Creative Framework ctivity; engagement, voice, pathfinding, place making, innovation.

2. How was it developed?

The Creative Framework was developed following consultation with over 400 creative business and organisations, and informed by a creative sector impact study.

3. Who created it?

              The Creative Framework as developed by Warwick District Council’s Arts Section.

4. Why has it been produced now?

A refreshed enthusiasm and momentum has been building in the region’s creative communities for several years, which is becoming increasingly energised as the opportunities presented by Coventry City of Culture in 2021 and the Birmingham Commonwealth Games in 2022 approach. Given the significant strengths of the district’s creative sector, and the range of unique opportunities arising in the West Midlands over the next few years, now is the right time to launch this framework.

5. Who is it aimed at?

The Framework aims to include all of the creative industries as described by the Department for Digital, Culture Media and Sport’s definition of creativity, from across the public, private and voluntary sectors. This includes crafts, film, TV, video, radio, photography, museums, galleries, libraries, music, performing arts, visual arts, advertising, marketing, architecture, product design, graphic design, fashion, IT software, IT services, game design, publishing                

6. What does it hope to achieve?

By 2025 Warwick district will have an established reputation as a thriving creative cluster of national significance and be known for its distinctive blend of rich cultural heritage and cutting edge creative companies. Residents will feel pride in their local area and be inspired by shared cultural experiences. The district will experience the positive economic and social benefits of creative regeneration. Our thriving, interconnected creative sector will play a crucial role in the prosperity of the area and support the ambition of Warwick district being the first choice for people to live, work, and visit.

7. How will it be delivered?

The Creative Framework will be delivered by a Creative Compact and a Forum for the Creative Sector. This will provide strategic leadership for the district’s creative industries and a new platform to connect the sector. Warwick District Council can’t do this alone. Every creative person and organisation has a role to play in ensuring that the district reaches its immense potential - where the creative industries can flourish and thrive, ensuring that Warwick district continues to be a great place to live, work and visit.

8. How is it funded?

The Creative Framework will be funded from a range of sources, which will be identified by the Creative Compact when the programme of work has been agreed.

9. How can I get involved?

              You can find out more about the Creative Compact and the Creative Forum.

10. I still have questions! How can i find out more?

Contact David Guilding, Arts Manager, on David.Guilding@warwickdc.gov.uk OR Johnathan Branson, Projects and Development Manager, on johnathan.branson@warwickdc.gov.uk.