A recent UK report placed importance on public funding for the arts supporting the creative industries and the contribution they make to the economy. This sector of the UK economy is growing rapidly bringing with it employment and exports.
In the Isle of Man the Department of Economic Development have a commitment to our local creative industries, which are classified as follows:
Advertising and Marketing
IT, Software and Computer Services
Film, TV, Radio and Photography
Museums, Galleries and Events
The Arts Council is working closely with the Department of Economic Development to ensure we can support this sector of our economy and help develop a robust and vibrant industry.
If you think you may benefit from this support you should refer to the Arts Council's current funding policy here or contact Jane Corkill, Arts Development Manager Tel: (01624) 694598 Email: Jane.Corkill@gov.im
Other useful information (taken from the Department of Economic Development leaflet Build a Career in the Creative Industries):
Where You Can www.whereyoucan.com
Website of the Department of Economic Development, promoting the benefits of doing business in the Isle of Man and featuring guidance on business support.
Culture Vannin www.culturevannin.im
Culture Vannin is a government agency promoting Manx culture in all its forms. Its work focuses on education, publishing and cultural development. Grant applications are welcomed.
University College Isle of Man www.ucm.ac.im
University College Isle of Man (UCM) offers several HND, short courses and degree courses within the Creative Industries. Detailed course information is available online.
The Creative Network www.creativenetwork.im
An artist's co-operative based on the IOM seeking to raise the profile of members nationally and internationally and run events/workshops.
Creative Skillset www.creativeskillset.org
The UK Industry skills agency. Featuring up to date information on trends, opportunities and advice on selecting the best career and education programmes.
David Parrish – T-shirts and Suits www.davidparrish.com
David is a highly respected business consultant to the creative industries and author of useful guide books such as T-shirts and Suits.
Intellectual Property Office www.ipo.gov.uk
The official UK government body responsible for intellectual property (IP) rights, patents, designs, trademarks and copyright.
Create UK www.thecreativeindustries.co.uk
Central resource for the UK's creative industries. Information, resources, facts and figures, reports and contacts.