creative economy

After months of anticipation, heated debate and brash headlines, tomorrow the UK takes to the voting booth to decide its
It's hot in Haifa. So hot that it's hard to concentrate in the small basement room we're working in. I'm surrounded by artists, designers and other cool creative types from Haifa's Palestinian community...
President Obama's trip to Kenya this week kicked off at the Global Entrepreneurship Summit, where he joined leading figures
We need new thinkers who are digital natives, not just generating the exciting new intellectual property but being immersed in the technology to create and distribute this to the waiting world.
We live in a hugely connected world but our points of reference can still be quite limited to the English-speaking world. Through programmes like YCE, the British Council can identify what's going on outside the confines of the usual places we look to. We connect our global entrepreneurs with the UK and with each other, and sow the seeds for international knowledge sharing and collaborations.
Arts and design are sometimes seen as nice to have but not essential, especially when compared to "hard" science and maths disciplines; it is difficult to imagine that chemistry, physics and biology would ever be banded together in this way on the basis that they are all science.