Assessing Banbury’s creative industries and theatre arts sectors in 2020


Two new surveys will assess the size of the creative industries and theatre arts sectors in Banbury

The size of the creative industries and theatre arts sectors in Banbury and the surrounding areas is being assessed by Banbury Business & Arts.   Two surveys are currently underway and those working in either sector are urged to give their input.

A similar exercise was completed within a ten mile radius of the town three years ago.   At the time the exercise revealed there were no less than ten Theatre Arts groups in the locality.  The two current surveys will establish the landscape of the two sectors in 2020.

Karen Baldry, Founder of Banbury Business & Arts, said, “We are defining the Creative Industries as professional organisations and individuals, who earn a living from their profession, as the primary source of income, which does not fall into the voluntary Theatre Arts sector.

“These professions include website and graphic design, artists of all disciplines, musicians, theatre and studio technicians, jewellers and practitioners”.

One survey is aimed at all local professionals working in the Arts and voluntary Arts sector including those in theatre, dance, acting, music and singing, composing, performing and writing.

The second survey focusses in the creative Industries such as website design, graphic design, architects, sound recording, museum curating, running arts venues, theatre workers, authors, voice over artists, singers, composers, musicians, sound engineers, jewellers, sculptors, photographers, animators and puppeteers

To participate in the short survey head to the Banbury Business and Arts website.

Banbury Business and Arts is an independent not for profit organisation, providing a platform to promote Banbury businesses who provide support for local arts based projects, artists and arts groups.

Published: by Banbury FM Newsteam

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