In January 2019 it was announced that Worcester will receive £3 million from the Government’s Cultural Development Fund to encourage economic growth via investment in culture, heritage and creative industries.
Creative industries in the West Midlands generated £3.73 billion in 2017.
There are 3500 businesses in the creative industries sector in Worcestershire (2017).
Approximately 1800 in arts, entertainment, recreation, and other services (2017).
Approximately 1700 in information and communications (2017).