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The Welsh Government has officially launched Creative Wales, a new body tasked with promoting the creative industries including film, television, music, publishing and gaming.
“My vision for Creative Wales is for an organisation that will take the existing successes in the screen industry and build on these to drive growth across the whole creative sector; developing a skills base that is world-class, expanding support beyond film and tv and positioning Wales as the place to locate a creative business.”
– Deputy Minister for Culture, Tourism & Sport, Dafydd Elis-Thomas (Ind, Dwyfor Meirionnydd)
The body will be focused on skills development, promotion abroad and dynamic and simplified funding support. Posts to an advisory board are due to be advertised soon.
For 2020-21, Creative Wales will be provided with more than £7million in funding.