A call for a paradigm shift in the way creative economy is understood and supported: Tallinn, Estonia, October 19 – 21, 2011.
The creative economy is widely recognised as a provider of growth to the whole economic sphere and a contributor of added value to a range of agendas. Indeed, multiple nations, regions and cities have invested substantially in creative economy strategies and programmes, with aims that range from creating jobs and attracting investment to building confidence and embedding creativity throughout other sectors – even across society as a whole.
Yet after the financial crisis, many are calling for a re-think on the role and value of creative economy and for a sharper and more nuanced approach to policy and strategy. This includes a refreshed approach to how we support creative entrepreneurs, a radical reappraisal of the relationship between culture and economy, and a more targeted agenda that calls for cities and regions internationally to develop creative economy strategy on their own terms. http://www.creativeestonia.eu/?page=themes