17 July 2007

Publicly funded culture and the creative industries

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Publicly funded culture and the creative industries
Today the UK think tank Demos posted a short publication (32 pages + footnotes), entitled “Publicly funded culture and the creative industries“.

Abstract
The relationships between publicly funded culture and the creative industries are often assumed to be clear and straightforward. In some cases this is true, but there are more complex factors at work. The creative industries are poorly understood in policy, partly because they often do not conform to traditional expectations about how businesses work, and partly because their scale makes them hard to measure and hard to engage with. This paper calls for new understandings of how culture can benefit the creative industries.

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