The Creative Economy Sector: At Last, A Definition!

Tuesday, October 14, 10:00 am – 11:30 am
Cottonwood B, M1/Street Level

Organized and presented by Rebecca Blunk, executive director, and Jane Preston, director of programs, New England Foundation for the Arts.

Funders in all arenas have become increasingly aware that creative enterprises and individuals contribute significantly to local and regional economies, fueling other sectors and contributing to the revitalization of communities. As various interpretations of the creative economy model have spread, it has been challenging to identify who and what can be considered part of this economic sector. New England Foundation for the Arts, building on 30-years of creative economy research, has put forward a definition and standard methodology to measure the cultural workforce and cultural enterprises utilizing widely available U.S. data sources. This session will be an opportunity to discuss applications of the creative economy definition in New England and beyond, including regional examples such as ArtsMove in Chattanooga, TN.

Suggested links:

The Creative Economy: a New Definition
Highlight from The Creative Economy: a New Definition
Culture Count: new England’s Cultural Database