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Business Models Based on Collaboration

February 21, 2011
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I’m working on a article for the American Arts community that highlights, among other factors, the need for more cross sectoral collaboration.  The arts advocacy infrastructure needs to reach across to the music advocacy groups and the design advocacy groups for example.  I hope someone will pick up on the idea. Out in LA...
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Mapping the Creative Industries in the UK

January 15, 2011
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BOP Consulting has just released a new map that demonstrates the concentration of workers in the creative industries in different region of the UK.  The map is interesting and so is the methodology. Here it is in their words, “ BOP’s maps show the percentage share of total workplace employment in local authority areas taken up by...
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Writing your own rules – why we need local definitions for Creative Industries – Part 2

October 12, 2010
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Hi Andrew, It is good to be back in touch. Thank goodness I stopped by your website before responding.  I had no idea our conversation was going directly online. With the internet archive around I’m usually a little more careful about what I say online as opposed to what I say in emails.  I’ve got...
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Writing your own rules – why we need local definitions for Creative Industries – Part 1

October 12, 2010
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NB – I’m in a conversation with a friend based in the UK.  We are talking about the best ways to develop creative industry policy.  I thought I would share the conversation here because he is already sharing it there. === Hey Andrew! I just watched a video of you on Creative Choices.  Long time...
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Creative Placemaking, Food Trucks and Culture Contests

September 13, 2010
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I’m overflowing with thoughts and ideas today.  It must be the break I took to visit family over labor day weekend or maybe its just anxiety that so many interesting things are happening and I’m missing out.  Today’s post touches on what I think are the best ideas or the ideas with the most...
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Understanding the Chaos of the Creative Economy

November 13, 2009
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Today's press review clearly demonstrates the contrast that exists in the promotion of the creative economy from one region to another. Most countries in the world participate in a clearly defined creative economy and creative industry movement while the US promotes a do-it-yourself art/cultural economy model.
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Education and the Creative Economy

November 12, 2009
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The biggest issues in today’s press review touch on what type of education will best prepare today’s students for tomorrow’s creative economy? Dr Carol Ma Hok Ka, Assistant Director, Lingnan University in Hong Kong, one of Asia’s fastest growing active learning institutions, believes education should stress, “the importance of adaptability, creativity and life-long education”...
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Creative Economy or Arts Economy?

May 11, 2009
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Just finished uploading an article where “creative economy”  is being confused with the art economy and I find this.  I’m happy it came up because it illustrates the point I’m trying to make. The article on Broadway World.com starts, “recently, Americans for the Arts released the 2009 Creative Industries Report, which offers a research-based...
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Nova Scotia says “It’s the Creative Economy, Stupid”

April 24, 2009
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Taking a page a from Bill Clinton’s successful catch phrase of the early nineties, Nova Scotia has decidedly taken a positive turn to participate in the creative economy.  This news makes me happy for several reasons.  It’s fun reading how the creative economy movement is spreading across North America.  It is definitely an idea...
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Cities and the Creative Industries

A Creative Industry Primer

The creative economy movement started in the UK in 1994. Follow the links to understand how national cultural policy became creative industry policy and how it's now changing the world.