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Creative Scotland responsibilities outlined

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A framework document has been published which outlines the roles and responsibilities of key support organisations - Creative Scotland, the enterprise agencies and local authorities - Culture Minister Linda Fabiani today reiterated the importance of working together to provide complementary services that will maximise economic growth.

The overview of the agencies’ roles and responsibilities:

- Creative Scotland will inherit the functions, responsibilities and resources of Scottish Screen and the Scottish Arts Council and develop them using its sector specific knowledge, skills and experience. It will also lead co-ordination activity in developing the creative industry sector. It will provide research, intelligence, support and advocacy across the 13 creative industries.
- The Enterprise agencies’ role will be to maximise the economic potential of businesses within creative industries. With the Scottish Government, and Creative Scotland, the enterprise agencies will look at which areas of the 13 creative industries offer the greatest potential for economic growth and to see what else can be done to grow those sectors.
- Local authorities have an important role in supporting creative industries in their local areas and have governance responsibility for the Business Gateway.
- The Business Gateway’s role will be to provide generic business advice and signpost to other sources of specialised support and advice.

The creative industries sector is made up of 13 distinct industries - advertising, architecture, art and antiques, crafts, design, designer fashion, film, interactive leisure software, music, performing arts, publishing, software and computer services and TV and radio.
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