Department for Culture Media and Sport

economic impact

DCMS recognises the important contribution that the arts make to the UK economy, and represents their interests across government.

We work to:

  • develop relationships with representative bodies and important organisations to discuss issues affecting the industry, from training to ticket touting
  • monitor the impact of any economic change on the arts, including participation and attendance
  • work with the business sector to encourage philanthropic giving to the arts world
  • support the industry by working with Arts Council England to increase attendance at artistic events
  • identify issues that limit economic and artistic growth and work with the industry to overcome them

Read more about our work in the creative industries.