Sustainable prosperity and the cultural industries

By Robert Lyons on 14th March 2017
Date and Time: 
Wednesday, March 22, 2017 - 16:00 to 18:00

Middlesex University

This joint seminar brings together Centre for the Understanding of Sustainable Prosperity (CUSP) researcher Dr Jonathan Ward and Professor Graeme Evans from the Art & Design Research Institute (ADRI), Middlesex University to discuss the role of the cultural industries in creating sustainable prosperity.

In his presentation entitled “I’m from Stoke I can’t be in the creative arts”: absences, inequalities and exclusions in the cultural and creative industries, Jonathan Ward explores the challenges of entering, and maintaining a career in, the cultural and creative industries, and questions the basis on which work in the CCIs might allow for a kind sustainable prosperity.

Graeme Evans will then present on the role of “Creative Social Enterprises: navigating the local economy and urban regeneration” as a response to the perennial insecurity and exclusion evident in creative working. Specifically, the adoption of community interest companies (CICs) as a social enterprise model and the formation and operation of open networks to encourage new entrants, exchange knowledge and pursue local economic development. 

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This is an external event advertised through SDRN