Adding to our discussion next week, which will concentrate on the overall role played by diversity in the urban environment and the 'intercultural' city. There are two interesting articles / works who reflect on the diversity of the creative workforce and entrepreneurs in the creative industries
Crossing cultural borders? Migrants and ethnic diversity in the cultural industries.
by Amanda Brandellero
David Smallbone, Marcello Bertotti, Ignatius Ekanem, (2005) "Diversification in
ethnic minority business: The case of Asians in London's creative industries",
Journal of Small Business and Enterprise Development, Vol. 12 Iss: 1, pp.41 - 56
We discussed in class the establishment of the UK CITY OF CULTURE programme (based on the European City of Culture Model).
This is how the government describes the programme:
UK City of Culture programme " We run the competition for UK City of Culture. This programme, inspired by Liverpool’s time as European Capital of Culture in 2008, uses culture and creativity to transform communities and help grow artistic talent. Winning the title and hosting a year of cultural events will help to:
- attract more visitors to the city, supporting the local economy
- increase media interest in the city, helping longer-term tourism
- bring community members together
- increase levels of professional artistic collaboration - people working together on creative
You can read more about it here:
More information about the current 2013 UK City of Culture are here: http://www.cityofculture2013.com/
To find our more about the shortlisted cities for 2017, http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-22967259 Including the bids of the various shortlisted cities:
Social Impact of the Arts Project (SIAP) is a research group at the University of Pennsylvania’s School of Social Policy & Practice in Philadelphia. Their work and projects are all available online.
The website includes, papers, presentations and research reports:
Cities and Their Citizens: Fostering Civic Engagement through the Arts
Governments, universities, nonprofits and others have turned to the arts to
navigate complex conversations about social cohesion, race and class, education
and participation, and civic identity. This panel focuses on the invaluable role
of arts in civic life.
Deborah Rutter, President, Chicago Symphony Orchestra Association
Walter Massey, President, School of the Art Institute of Chicago
Marina Peterson, Assistant Professor of Performance Studies, School of Interdisciplinary Arts, Ohio University; Author, Sound, Space and the City: Civic Performance in Downtown Los Angeles; Co-Editor, Global Downtowns
Mark J. Stern, Professor and Director of the Social Impact of the Arts Project, University of Pennsylvania School of Social Policy and Practice
Lisa Lee, Director of the Jane Addams Hull-House Museum, Professor of Gender and Women's Studies faculty at the University of Illinois at Chicago
Moderated by Jim Warren
Culture & the CIty
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