The cultural and creative industries have a distinct geography, one that is dynamic, and that it has until recently been poorly documented and under explained The aim of this paper is to briefly review the changing terrain of analyses of the CCI in order to turn an analytic focus onto the challenge of policy making in the field of the cultural and creative industries. The structure of the paper follows four steps. First, we outline the shifting nature of governance in nation states and regions; second, we highlight the corresponding shifts occurring in the organisation of the cultural and creative industries, and the field of cultural policy; th ird, we consider the need to resolve governance and the cultural and creative industries. Finally, we outline some responses to this challenge.
The full reference: Pratt, A. C. (2012). “The cultural and creative industries: organisational and spatial challenges to their governance.” Die Erde 143(4): 317-334.
The paper “The cultural and creative industries: organisational and spatial challenges to their governance” is Open Access.
In addition Andy is happy to note that his series of six short articles which were prepared for the ODAI the Latin American Observatory for the rights of authors have been completed. This represents significant engagement, or impact as it is now called, disseminating academic findings to a wider audience of cultural practitioners in an international context.
All of the articles – collectively entitled the ABC of the cultural industries – are available (in Spanish) on the following link: www.odai.org/analisis_industrias.php