Somerset County Council

Creative Industries


Somerset has a very active and lively Creative Industry sector. The latest employment figures (BRES 2012*) for Somerset indicate that 5,700 people were employed in the Creative Industries. This represents 2.6% of total employment in the County). (*Source: Business Register and Employment Survey 2012, NOMIS)  

A defining characteristic of the sector is its diversity – ranging from business in the arts and cultural sectors, makers and also including businesses in digital, ICT and media activities. Similarly employment and the generation of value in Somerset’s creative economy spans private businesses, the charitable sector and social enterprises.

Please visit the Creative Somerset website for all things arts related. From music to literature, visual arts to family activities, the website provides comprehensive listings of events and activities taking place across the county.

Contact: Economy and Planning

Address: Somerset County Council, County Hall, Taunton, Somerset, TA1 4DY
Contact no: 01823 359212 or mobile: 07919 540781

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