How is the SNP improving support for creative industries?

Recognising their vibrancy as well as their potential for domestic and international growth, we are working with Scottish Enterprise and Creative Scotland to improve the business support available to creative industries – ensuring a better breadth of expertise for the many different parts of the sector.

We will continue to support tax relief for culture and creative industries including the games sector, high-end and children’s TV production, animation, film, theatre and orchestras.

We will also support the digital capabilities of artists and creative businesses with a £1 million programme of workshops, mentoring and courses.

The SNP is calling on the UK Government to work with the EU to deliver free movement for performers, artists, musicians and freelancers, and ensure there are no barriers to those looking to tour and perform in Scotland and the UK.

And we are utilising our international network to better support Scottish-based artists to work internationally, and help to facilitate new cultural connections between Scotland and the rest of the world.