1st Edition

Creative Work Conditions, Contexts and Practices

    326 Pages 5 B/W Illustrations
    by Routledge

    How do creative workers work? This book brings together insights from a range of relevant disciplines to help answer this significant research question.

    Featuring case studies from the European context, contributors tap into the experiences and practices from creative workers, demonstrating their attempts to navigate a changing environment which affects spaces, identities, and professional roles. As cross-disciplinary re-thinking of work, labour processes and management practices in the creative and cultural industries, the book offers perspectives on the importance of highlighting creative work as a phenomenon and practice beyond a particular industry, market, or public sector. Providing an opportunity to expand our conception of what creative work is, the book draws on studies of a range of activities, practices and sectors that are usually included in the cultural and creative industries as well as ones that are more untraditional.

    The result is a volume that will interest students, practictioners, and scholars with an interest in the creative industries.

    The Open Access version of this book, available at www.taylorfrancis.com, has been made available under a Creative Commons Attribution-Non Commercial-No Derivatives (CC-BY-NC-ND) 4.0 license.


    Erika Andersson Cederholm, Katja Lindqvist, Ida de Wit Sandström and Philip Warkander 

    Part I Governing, Organising and Enabling 

    1. Creative Work and Public Policy Katja Lindqvist 2. Creative Work in Performing Arts in Sweden: Dreaming of a Joint Performing Arts Lab 

    Anna Lyrevik 

    3. Creative Work and Social Innovation: The Case of Innovating in an Open-Air Museum 

    Malin Andersson 

    4. Creative Work and Working Space Marthe Nehl 5. Strategies for Creative Agency in Performing Arts 

    Jörgen Dahlqvist and Kent Olofsson 

    6. Creative Work and Business Support: Entrepreneuring in a Liminal Space

    Sara Malou Strandvad, Marije Miedema and Nathalie Schram 

    7. Platforms for Creative Work 

    Ida de Wit Sandström and Marie Ledendal 

    Part II Sites, Spaces and Performances 

    8. Social Media and the Documentation of Creative Work: New Sites and Insights 

    Nada Endrissat, Viviane Sergi and Claudine Bonneau 

    9. Crime Writing and Social Marketing as Creative Work 

    Sara Kärrholm and Carina Sjöholm 

    10. Creative Work and Children’s Books 

    Carolyn Hunter and Nina Kivinen 

    11. Performing Creative Work in Public 

    Charlotte Østergaard 

    12. Urban Creativity as Site-Specific Creative Production and Career Work 

    Svenja Tams and Brigitte Biehl 

    Part III Relational Work, Enterprising and Precarity 

    13. Creative Work in the Fashion Industry 

    Philip Warkander 

    14. Creative Work in the Digital Games Industry 

    Malin Espersson, Mikael Bergmasth and Erika Andersson Cederholm 

    15. Creative Work, Precarity and COVID-19 

    Jessica Tanghetti and Federica Viganò 

    16. Creative Work and Entrepreneurial Creativity 

    Monica Calcagno and Rachele Cavara 

    17. Creative Work, Ecopreneurship and Sustainable Lifestyles 

    Cecilia Fredriksson and Filippa Säwe 

    18. Creative Work and Mental Health 

    Sima N. Wolgast and Eva V. Hoff 


    Erika Andersson Cederholm, Katja Lindqvist, Ida de Wit Sandström and Philip Warkander


    Erika Andersson Cederholm is Professor of Service Studies at Lund University, Sweden.

    Katja Lindqvist is Associate Professor at the department of Service Studies, Lund University, Sweden.

    Ida de Wit Sandström holds a PhD and is researcher at the Department of History at Lund University, Sweden.

    Philip Warkander is Assistant Professor in Textile Management at University of Borås, Sweden.