The position of cultural workers in creative industries: The south-eastern European perspective
The creative industries are a buzzword of the moment. They are one of the fastest growing industries, estimated to account for more than seven per cent of the world’s gross domestic product and are projected to grow 10 percent yearly on average. Studies throughout the world, from Hong Kong through St Petersburg, Russia to Colombia, have identified creative industries as agents of regional development and urban regeneration and as boosters of national economies.
What, however, lies beneath the ‘glossy’ surface of the statistics about creative industries? What are the day-to-day preoccupations of people working in the sector? How different is the situation from sector to sector of creative industries? These are some of the questions that prompted this research publication. Contents include:
- Context of creative industries in south-eastern Europe
- Policy models for the development of creative industries in south-eastern Europe
- Factors affecting the development of creative industries
- Conclusions and recommendations