Higher Education and the Creative Economy

Higher Education and the Creative Economy : Beyond the campus

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Since the DCMS Creative Industries Mapping Document highlighted the key role played by creative activities in the UK economy and society, the creative industries agenda has expanded across Europe and internationally. They have the support of local authorities, regional development agencies, research councils, arts and cultural agencies and other sector organisations. Within this framework, higher education institutions have also engaged in the creative agenda, but have struggled to define their role in this growing sphere of activities. Higher Education and the Creative Economy critically engages with the complex interconnections between higher education, geography, cultural policy and the creative economy. This book is organised into four sections which articulate the range of dynamics that can emerge between higher education and the creative economy: partnership and collaboration across Higher Education institutions and the creative and cultural industries; the development of creative human capital; connections between arts schools and local art scenes; and links with broader policy directions and work.
While it has a strong UK component, it also includes international perspectives, specifically from Australia, Singapore, Europe and the USA. This authoritative collection challenges the boundaries of creative and cultural industry development by bringing together international experts from a range of subject areas, presenting researchers with a unique multidisciplinary approach to the topic. This edited collection will be of interest to researchers and policy makers working in the area of creative and cultural industries development.
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Product details

  • Hardback | 326 pages
  • 156 x 234 x 22.86mm | 618g
  • Taylor & Francis Ltd
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 11 black & white illustrations, 22 black & white tables, 11 black & white line drawings
  • 1138918733
  • 9781138918733
  • 1,296,266

Review quote

'Many municipalities and other actors strive for developing a creative economy to create growth. Higher education is seen as one means to fulfil that wish. This book explores how it might be done, but also the challenges such attempts face.'- Jon Sundbo, Professor of innovation, service and the experience economy, Roskilde University, Denmark
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About Roberta Comunian

Roberta Comunian is Lecturer in Cultural and Creative Industries at the Department for Culture, Media and Creative Industries at King's College London, UK. Abigail Gilmore is Director of the Centre for Arts Management and Cultural Policy at the University of Manchester, UK.
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Table of contents

1. Higher Education and the Creative Economy: Introduction to a new academic and policy field Roberta Comunian and Abigail Gilmore PART I: Beyond the Campus: Partnership and collaboration across Higher Education institutions and the creative and cultural industries 2. From campus to creative quarter: Constructing industry identities in creative places Daniel Ashton 3. Intermediaries and the knowledge exchange process: The case of the creative industries and higher education Tarek E. Virani and Andy C. Pratt 4. Heading towards a sustainable collaboration on the Arts Campus "deSingel" in the city of Antwerp/Belgium Annick Schramme PART II: Higher education and creative human capital 5. What Difference Does It Make? Assessing the Effects of Arts-based Training on Career Pathways Alexandre Frenette and Steven Tepper 6. Talent on the move: Creative Human Capital Migration Patterns in UK Roberta Comunian, Alessandra Faggian and Sarah Jewell 7. Human capital career creativities for creative industries work: Lessons underpinned by Bourdieu Dawn Bennett and Pamela Burnard PART III: Connecting the dots: Arts schools and local art scenes 8. Support or Competition? Assessing the role of HEIs in professional networks and local creative communities: The case of glassmaking in Sunderland Lauren England and Roberta Comunian 9. Staying and making it in regional creative cities - visual arts graduates and infrastructures for professional development Abigail Gilmore, David Gledhill and Ivan Rajkovic 10. Beyond the art school: Pedagogic networks in the visual arts and their engagement with the city of Leipzig Silvie Jacobi 11. Cultural Policy, Creative Economy and Arts Higher Education in Renaissance Singapore Venka Purushothaman PART IV: Higher Education Policy and the Creative Economy 12. Tensions in university-community engagement: Creative economy, urban regeneration and social justice Paul Benneworth 13. The creative turn in Australian Higher Education Scott Brook 14. University as Ubungsraum: Notes on the Creative Transformation of Higher Education Sebastian Olma CONCLUDING REMARKS 15. Higher Education and the Creative Economy: closing remarks and future research and policy agendas Roberta Comunian and Abigail Gilmore
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