From global brands to up-and-coming names; TV, broadcast and production to digital media, an exciting and varied mix of businesses call Creative Clyde home.
Did you know?
- Glasgow has long been home to the largest concentration of creative industries in Scotland, with almost 2,000 creative businesses and 17,700 people directly employed in the sector (25% of total employment in Creative Industries in Scotland).
- The city is home to four of Scotland's national performing arts companies including the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland, as well as the world renowned Glasgow School of Art. Glasgow's three main universities and three main colleges also provide a wealth of Creative Industries courses which help contribute to the immense amount of talent in the city:
- There is a thriving community of production companies and freelance screen talent operating across television and film production. Scotland's production companies have a history of attracting the attention of major global film and television companies securing £18.5m for the city in 2014. Many of these companies, such as The Comedy Unit, Raise the Roof Productions, IWC Media, Park Circus and Finestripe Productions are based here. Film City Glasgow provides a range of impressive facilities for Film and TV production from Govan's old town hall.
- There is a growing creative services sector in the city covering design, architecture, advertising, PR and events and Glasgow is a UNESCO City of Music, reflecting its long heritage in music production and promotion.
- Linked to the city's strengths in design, creativity and technology, a thriving digital media sector has emerged, led by animation and design companies working on national and international commissions for blue chip clients.
- The Turner prize was hosted by Glasgow in 2015, recognising the city's reputation as a centre for artists, and dynamic social enterprises
- The SEC, Scotland's national exhibition centre, encompasses five monstrous exhibition halls. Some of the world's biggest bands have played here - everyone from Elton John to Elbow.
- The Glasgow Science Centre may just be the most futuristic-looking structure in Scotland. The buildings include a science mall, planetarium, tower and IMAX theatre.
- Glasgow is also home to Scotland's newest and largest music and entertainment venue, the SSE Hydro. The venue plays host to national and international music mega stars as well as global entertainment and sporting events.
- The School of Simulation and Visualisation are internationally recognised as one of Europe's foremost university-level institutions for creative education and research. The highly intense learning environment at the DDS marries science, technology and art at The Hub. The research facility houses some of Europe's largest laboratory space for virtual reality, immersive stereo visualisation and high-resolution display facilities.