COVID-19 hit the creative industries particularly hard. How can they be supported in future?

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Creative industries make up 3.1% of the world’s GDP and 6.2% of all employment Image: UNSPLASH/Eddy Klaus

Kayleigh Bateman
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UNESCO’s report offers several recommendations to better support workers in the creative industries. Image: UNESCO

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Government spending on culture has been declining for a decade. Image: UNESCO/IMF/BOP Consulting


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There is a need for more training on digital skills, the report says. Image: UNESCO/BOP Consulting

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There is widespread scope for better data collection about the creative sectors. Image: UNESCO/BOP Consulting
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