A creative economy
Creative industries are often overlooked as increasingly important contributors to the UK economy. Locally, it is expected that twice as many jobs will be created in the cultural sector in Yorkshire and the Humber as in London over the next ten years, in part as a result of Hull’s status as UK City of Culture 2017.
Our vision looks to position libraries at the forefront of Hull’s imminent cultural, social and economic renaissance. By wholeheartedly embracing the digital revolution, libraries will be in a position to steer the conversation surrounding their future down a more progressive route, whilst simultaneously supporting the development of Hull’s digital industries and building a relationship with Hull’s Centre for Digital Innovation (C4DI).
Such a collaboration would clearly communicate the impact libraries could have on local lives, not only in terms of future careers and educational pathways, but also on Hull’s potential to become a beacon for the development and delivery of digital learning, enrichment services and community cooperation.