It’s no underestimation to say that creativity as an industry has transformed our economies and society in the West, particularly the cities. In the UK yearly revenue stands at about $11.64 billion a year, while in the States and Europe as a whole those figures are $620 billion and $710 billion.

And if more corporate industries like TV, advertising, marketing, digital and artificial intelligence are lumped together with the creative arts, with the former being the high earner and the latter its impoverished cousin, the social shift is still significant. Making money out of the post-industrial landscape and inner city decline is something of an achievement.

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