Economic value of culture

Culture Means Business: How international cultural relationships contribute to increased trade and competitiveness for the UK

This report shows that culture is key to UK commerce in two ways: people overseas who have experienced UK culture are significantly more interested in doing business with the UK; and they also rate the country more highly as a business destination. The report is based on research carried out for the British Council by IpsosMori and YouGov.

New opportunities for external relations – nurturing cultural exchange and economic development through the creative economy

Input paper for the MORE EUROPE Amsterdam debate on culture and creative industries in the EU's external relations, by Andrew Senior, speaker on the first panel "How can culture and creative industries foster cultural diplomacy and cultural relations?".

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