14 December 2012
Dundee has nourished its reputation for musical talent and success to represent an appealing characteristic of the city and a positive image of it.
Dundee is not just aspiring to be a city that wins a national award as the UK City of Culture in 2017
The city is using its artistic and cultural potential to regenerate itself as a “creative city” to compete an international economy.
Therefore, we want to promote with confidence this image of Dundee as such a city where its creative industries can become a significant component of the drive for higher economic growth and jobs
The creative industries in Scotland have an output last estimated worth over £5 billion a year.
That has been greater than the total value of the goods and services produced in Dundee and Angus combined annually in recent years.
Taken further afield and on a much grander scale, in the previous decade New York City’s cultural sector generated an estimated economic impact of $21billlion in a year, associated with 160,000 jobs.
Culture is good for the economy and its success provides the evidence for continuing investment in it.