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The cultural industries (traditional and contemporary arts) have the potential to play a vital role in Samoan society and economy. While a few individuals involved in the production of handcrafts, fine arts and fashion are succeeding, there are many gaps and constraints inhibiting a more productive and holistic development across all the cultural industries and often the producers themselves are not being sufficiently recognized or rewarded.
A new study conducted by EY (formerly Ernst Young) and commissioned by GESAC (European Grouping of Societies of Authors and Composers) reveals that the creative and cultural sectors have shown consistent growth throughout economic hardship and are the third biggest European employer.
Commissioned by the European Grouping of Societies of Authors and Composers (GESAC), the business and accounting advice company EY has recently published a study on the economic value of cultural and creative industries in the European Union: books, newspapers and magazines, music, performing arts, television, cinema, radio, video games, visual arts, architecture and advertising.
Le Rapport 2013 des Nations Unies sur l'économie créative, édition spéciale, sera publié conjointement par l'UNESCO et le Programme des Nations Unies pour le Développement et sera consacrée a l'économie créative au niveau local dans les pays en développement. Ceci est le lancement officiel du Rapport par la Directrice générale.
As the cultural community debates whether the value of the arts can or should be quantified, Harry Chartrand, a former lecturer at the University of Saskatchewan and a cultural economist who has studied how the impact of the arts can be evaluated, outs a number on it.
The World Bank on Tuesday said Africa's creative industries and cultural revival could contribute to economic growth and poverty reduction.