The Welsh Government has announced a £1m fund for the growing music, digital content, TV and film industries in Wales. The fund is part of plans develop the "next generation of talent" as well as upskill existing workers in those sectors.

The new Creative Skills Action Plan for 2022 to 2025 aims to make Wales a "thriving and creative place to do business" .

It will focus on three priority sectors - music, digital content, and film and TV - with the £1m creative skills fund supporting projects delivering high-quality skills and training projects within those industries. Between £15,000 to £200,000 will be available for successful projects until 31 March 2024.

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The creative sectors generated £1.7bn for the Welsh economy last year, while employing around 35,400 people in Wales.

Now the Welsh Government want the action plan to integrate these sectors into the classroom at an early age and make them a realistic and viable career choice for young people.

It also aims to provide employment opportunities and address the disconnect between young people leaving education and industry employment needs.

Existing talent will also be supported with career progression.

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Deputy Minister for Arts and Sport, Dawn Bowden said: "Wales has some of the best creative talent anywhere in the world. Through Creative Wales, we want to champion an environment where talent can be nurtured through skills development and creative companies can continue to grow.

"Our Creative industries are hugely significant to our economy. They also contribute to a strong national brand, helping to promote Wales and its culture and talent to the world.

"We want to nurture new and emerging talent from all communities in Wales, and to realise our ambitions for inclusive growth.

"This will support our Programme for Government commitments, including delivery of the Young Persons Guarantee, giving everyone under 25 the offer of work, education, training, or self-employment and the creation of 125,000 all age apprenticeships."

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