Entrepreneurs are creative, right?  They come up with innovative solutions to real problems.  They find interesting ways to make things work.  So in that sense, yes, all entrepreneurs are creative. But what is entrepreneurship in the creative industries, and what is a creative entrepreneur, in this context? Is a creative entrepreneur an entrepreneur in a creative industry? Can be, but not always. Wikipedia has a great definition of creative entrepreneurship:



“Creative entrepreneurship is the practice of setting up a business – or setting yourself up as self-employed – in one of the creative industries. The focus of the creative entrepreneur differs from that of the typical business entrepreneur or, indeed, the social entrepreneur in that s/he is concerned first and foremost with the creation and exploitation of creative or intellectual capital. Essentially, creative entrepreneurs are investors in talent – their own or other people’s.”

Creative industries include:

  • music
  • media
  • theatre
  • design
  • fashion
  • computer games
  • interactive digital media

Creative entrepreneurs can find plenty of creative resources in Oxfordshire and beyond to help develop their ideas into something sustainable.


Oxfordshire Visual Arts Development Agency (OVADA)

Oxfordshire’s Creative Industries

Creative skills set


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