Innovation in the creative industries

23 July 2021

Professorial Fellow Andrew Thompson and his co-chair Neil Mendoza write a policy paper for the UK Department for Digital, Culture, Media & Sport, based on their work on the creative industries during the pandemic for the Boundless Creativity project.

The project found a marked increase in digital cultural consumption during lockdown, and that, post-pandemic, two-thirds of Britons think it is possible to have a meaningful cultural experience online.

Andrew also wrote opinion pieces about the report for Times Higher Education (‘R&D for creative technology must be stepped up post-Covid’, 28 July 2021) and the University’s Arts Blog (‘Creative industries' innovative capacity can help lead us out of the pandemic’, 3 August 2021).

(Neil Mendoza and Andrew Thompson, ‘Boundless Creativity report’. Published as a policy paper by the Department for Digital, Culture, Media & Sport and the Arts and Humanities Research Council.)