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Discovering the Creative Industries

About the Series

The creative and cultural industries account for a significant share of the global economy. Gaining and maintaining employment and work in this sector is a challenge and chances of success are enhanced by ongoing professional development.

This series provides a range of relatively short, student-centred books which blend industry and educational expertise with cultural sector practice. Books in the series provide applied introductions to the core elements of the creative industries. In sum, the series provides essential reading for those studying to enter the creative industries as well as those seeking to enhance their career via executive education.

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Funding the Arts Politics, Economics and Their Interplay in Public Policy

Funding the Arts: Politics, Economics and Their Interplay in Public Policy

1st Edition


By Andrew Pinnock
October 04, 2023

Who funds creative and cultural projects, and why? This concise text analyses how the arts have been funded in a variety of political environments, helping readers understand how politics and economics intersect to support cultural life. Employing the UK Arts Council as an historical case study, ...

The Arts Business Arts Worlds, Arts Markets

The Arts Business: Arts Worlds, Arts Markets

2nd Edition


By Jeffrey Taylor
September 05, 2023

The Arts Business provides a comprehensive overview of the professional activities of the art business. Addressing this fast-moving industry, the book analyses its market institutions and structures, including galleries, auction houses and art fairs. The rapid development of art finance and its ...

Transformational Innovation in the Creative and Cultural Industries

Transformational Innovation in the Creative and Cultural Industries

1st Edition


By Alison Rieple, Robert DeFillippi, David Schreiber
June 13, 2023

Interest in the management of creative and cultural organisations has grown at pace with the size of this sector. This textbook uniquely focuses on how innovation in these industries transforms practice. Uncovering the strategic role of innovation for organizations in the creative and cultural ...

Managing Organizations in the Creative Economy Organizational Behaviour for the Cultural Sector

Managing Organizations in the Creative Economy: Organizational Behaviour for the Cultural Sector

2nd Edition

By Paul Saintilan, David Schreiber
May 01, 2023

The creative and cultural industries represent a growing and important sector in the global economy. Thriving in these industries is particularly tough and organizations face unique challenges in the digital age. This textbook provides a vivid initiation into the creative industries workplace. ...

Managing the Arts and Culture Cultivating a Practice

Managing the Arts and Culture: Cultivating a Practice

1st Edition

Edited By Constance DeVereaux
December 30, 2022

Managing cultural organizations requires insight into a range of areas including marketing, fundraising, programming, finances, and leadership. This book integrates practical and theoretical insights, blending academic and practitioner voices to help readers "speak the language" in the creative ...

Fundraising in the Creative and Cultural Industries Leading Effective Fundraising Strategies

Fundraising in the Creative and Cultural Industries: Leading Effective Fundraising Strategies

1st Edition

By Michelle Wright, Ben Walmsley, Emilee Simmons
November 30, 2022

The need for effective fundraising in the arts has never been more acute. Specialist yet accessible, Fundraising in the Creative and Cultural Industries is designed to provide strategic and practical support to individuals needing to lead or develop fundraising in their organisations. Part One ...

Arts and Cultural Leadership Creating Sustainable Arts Organizations

Arts and Cultural Leadership: Creating Sustainable Arts Organizations

2nd Edition

By Kenneth Foster
October 17, 2022

This textbook provides an expert overview of the challenge of arts and cultural leadership in the contemporary world. Grounded in theories of sustainability and with a renewed global focus for this second edition, the author’s insights from contemporary arts organizations facilitate meaningful ...

Business Issues in the Arts

Business Issues in the Arts

1st Edition

Edited By Anthony Rhine, Jay Pension
August 08, 2022

Business Issues in the Arts is a text designed to address some of the most prescient business issues that nonprofit arts organizations face today. This text is not a how-to but an in-depth dive into fourteen topics and their associated theories to augment learning in arts administration programs. ...

Consumer Behaviour and the Arts A Marketing Perspective

Consumer Behaviour and the Arts: A Marketing Perspective

1st Edition

By François Colbert, Alain d’Astous
September 30, 2021

Although the literature on marketing of the arts is abundant, very few (if any) full-length works have examined the other side of the coin and closely studied the people who consume the products of the cultural industry. This book offers a summary of the knowledge garnered in recent decades by ...

The New Arts Entrepreneur Navigating the Arts Ecologies

The New Arts Entrepreneur: Navigating the Arts Ecologies

1st Edition

By Gary Beckman
July 07, 2021

The New Arts Entrepreneur is the first uniquely designed pedagogy for arts entrepreneurship educators and students. Melding an arts-first approach with understandable entrepreneurial concepts and newly formulated tools, the text helps arts students to envision themselves as an entrepreneurial CEO, ...

Managing the Cultural Business Avoiding Mistakes, Finding Success

Managing the Cultural Business: Avoiding Mistakes, Finding Success

1st Edition

Edited By Michela Addis, Andrea Rurale
November 24, 2020

The arts and cultural sector has always been a challenging area in which to find business success; the advent of the global health crisis due to COVID-19 has greatly amplified these challenges. Thanks to the expertise of 22 scholars, this text elaborates on the most common key ...

Marketing Strategy for the Creative and Cultural Industries

Marketing Strategy for the Creative and Cultural Industries

2nd Edition

By Bonita Kolb
September 17, 2020

Developing and executing marketing strategies is a vital aspect of any business and few books currently cover this with relation to creative industries. This textbook provides students and managers in the creative industries with a solid grounding in how to maximize the impact of their marketing ...

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