Tuesday, 14 February 2012

Sectors and Services

Industry is devised into three main industrial sectors:

We have the 'Primary Sector', which deals with harvesting resources form the earth (Farming, mining etc.).
We also have the 'Secondary Sector', which deals with processing products from the primary industry. Examples of this would be factories that package primary product.
The third main sector is the 'Tertiary Sector'. This covers service providers like teachers and so on.

These can be broken down further:

The '1st Sector' is public, therefore runs on the money of tax payers. One of the most recognized public service is the NHS, where people can receive free healthcare if needed, which I assume will be a non-profit organization.

The '2nd Sector' involves private companies, usually set up for profit.

The '3rd Sector' involves voluntary organizations. This includes community owned businesses and charities.

Creative industry comes under the category of services, meaning that we fit in the 'Tertiary Sector'. At the moment, the Government aren't very interesting in funding creative arts. There seems to be more focus on sciences, which is generally where most of the funding is going. Fortunately, Creative England is an organization that supports creative businesses anywhere outside of London. They have a focus on independent filmmakers, and distribute funds supplied by the government to aid creative projects.

In conclusion, it is important to be aware of the sector which creative services comes under, and how they can be funded. Studying on a creative course, I image most of us will be looking for creative work, and for this reason we must understand that 1. There is an issue that the government are not showing a great deal of interest in funding creative work, but 2. There are alternative organizations that can offer support.

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