This is a handbook for the cultural entrepreneur, offering some of the best examples on practice, franchises, research, innovation and business opportunities in the cultural sector. The key theme is the contribution and possibilities of the cultural economy as a business, with a strong supporting subtext on innovative practice.

The book illustrates the theme by providing multiple practice-based and empirical examples from an international panel of experts. Each contribution provides an accessible and easily accessed bank of knowledge on which existing practice can be grown and new projects undertaken. It provides an eclectic mix of possibilities that reinforce and underscore the full innovative and complex potential of the cultural economy. Topics include a review of the global and regional economic benefits of the cultural economy, evidence-based analysis of the culture industries, and an outline of the top ten cultural opportunities for business. This collection transcends the space between theory and practice to combine culture and innovation and understand their importance to a wider economy.

This is essential reading for researchers and practitioners interested in entrepreneurship, non-profit management, art and visual culture, and public finance.


An introduction to the cultural economy

ByJames E. Doyle


Introduction to culture, innovation and the economy

ByBiljana Mickov

part 1|62 pages

Culture and economy – the cultural economy

chapter 1|4 pages

Culture, creativity and economic progress

ByPau Rausell Köster

chapter 2|3 pages

The business of arts consultancy

A personal analysis of the history, growth and opportunities for business in arts consultancy
ByPenelope Kenny

chapter 3|7 pages

Urban innovation for resilient cities

Eindhoven 2050
ByMarc Glaudemans

chapter 4|8 pages

Planning the allocation of culture in Novi Sad

ByDarko Reba, Milica Kostreš

chapter 5|4 pages

The UK’s national shortage of talent and the networks that can address it

A national shortage of talent?
ByCallum Lee

chapter 6|4 pages

Orange tourism

The color of the strategic alliance between culture, creativity and tourism
ByJordi Tresserras i Juan, Sara Terzić

chapter 7|5 pages

Cultural and creative entrepreneurs

ByElisabetta Lazzaro

chapter 8|7 pages

It’s all in the books

How libraries play a key role in fostering creative practice and entrepreneurship
ByEmmanuelle Marion

chapter 9|6 pages

Smart libraries make smart communities make smart cities

ByLiz McGettigan

chapter 10|11 pages

The economic (and other) benefits of losing

ByJames E. Doyle

part II|74 pages

Inclusive design, culture and innovation

chapter 11|6 pages

Breathing information

The online media and the demands for innovation
ByMiroslav Keveždi

chapter 12|4 pages

Innovation in media

The rise of the machine
ByDavid Smith

chapter 13|4 pages

Value innovation in the “new” age of experiential consumption

The millennial force
ByJörn H. Bühring

chapter 14|5 pages

Developing an eco-system of support for the creative sector

ByLouise Allen

chapter 15|14 pages

Are cultural sites leisure businesses?

ByJean-Michel Tobelem

chapter 16|18 pages

Coping with ICT adoption

A difficult route for heritage in Southern Europe
ByAnne Gombault, Claire Grellier, Aurélien Decamps, Oihab Allal-Chérif

chapter 17|21 pages

Innovation and design thinking

Socially engaged design thinking and the D/E/A paradigm
ByJames E. Doyle

part 3|34 pages

Innovation and the arts

chapter 18|8 pages

Making space for values in the commerce of culture

ByPriyatej Kotipalli

chapter 19|10 pages

Film heritage and innovation

ByLuca Antoniazzi

chapter 20|7 pages

Festival les instants vidéo

The line of attempt is implausibly utopian
ByNaïk M’sili

chapter 21|5 pages

The truth is “out there”

Stakes and responsibilities of rhetoric’s within contemporary culture’s design realm
ByFreek Lomme