ENVIRONMENTAL PROJECT - CREATIVE INDUSTRY
RURAL ART VILLAGE SAKSALANHARJU - index
This page contents information about the vision on RURAL ART VILLAGES
as a possibility to develop rural regions into creative centers, which
contribute to the economic grow. It is also the place where information about creative industry, culture and art support will be shared.
All publications in the list above are selected on their relevance with this
issue. It is very important to be keen on the idea that culture and art are not
important for the development and preservation of the society. It is a great
misunderstanding to have the opinion that reducing the budget in the field of
culture and art will be effective.
Culture is what people have in common.
"Creativity is the key to economic recovery. Public investment in the
arts and heritage helps to generate the cultural capital that feeds the
creative industries with knowledge, practical experience and inspiration."
quote from the report Cultural Capital - A Manifesto for the Future from
Arts Council England page 7. This report continues with: "Every artist is an
entrepreneur, cultural organisations and educational institutions nourish
the people and ideas that make money for this country through design,
fashion, advertising, computer games, music, film and television. A creative
industry depends on its cultural resources: during a decade of investments
in public sector arts and heritage, the creative and cultural industries
have grown faster than the rest of the economy, and account for 6.2% of
Gross Value Added."
EFFECTS OF CULTURE
Different researchers and organization are reporting and informing about the
EFFECTS OF CULTURE
and Creative Industry on the society and economy. In the list on top of this
page some papers can be downloaded.
* Culture increases individual pleasure, happiness and wellness.
The presence of culture adds a positive image to a town or neighborhood and creates more satisfaction with environment.
* Culture unites the society.
Cultural institutes, like community centers and schools, in which people from a neighborhood active participate stimulate the social cohesion in that area.
Participation in cultural activities leads to more self awareness, more social contacts, and more safety feelings.
Young people which participate in cultural activities are less criminal.
* Culture benefits the economy.
A region with high cultural standard is more attractive for a high educated, creative population to settle, this influences the grow of employment.
Cultural facilities, services and activities are bringing more economic benefit by employment in cultural institutes, attracting tourists and creative industry.
It is not "if" the government will embed culture in their policy, but "when"
A government that develops a strong strategy for culture development and
support will get the most benefit out of it. That means a growing population
with high qualified education and a growing economy.
You can bank on culture say leaders of Britain's cultural organisations
An interesting conclusion published in the report
from the Arts
The Press release
Performing arts and the city : Dutch municipal cultural policy in the
brave new world of evidence-based policy
(2010) Hoogen, Quirijn Lennert van den
This research aims to ameliorate the evaluation of Dutch municipal cultural
policies. It is prompted by the rise of evidence-based policy, a tendency to
provide (scientific) proof of the effects of public policies. In the first
part of the research, the goals of public performing arts policies are
researched by studying Dutch cultural policy documents published between
1992 and 2005. Intrinsic and extrinsic goals are distinguished. The second –
theoretical – part of the research confronts these goals with views on the
functioning of the arts in society from arts philosophy and sociology of the
arts. The policy legitimizations are broken down to the values of the
experience of performing arts and the subsequent functions they can give
rise to on personal and societal level. This part closes by presenting a
model to describe the functioning of the performing arts in urban society.
The model describes how participation in the performing arts generates
intrinsic and extrinsic values and functions in urban societies. In the
third part of the research, the model is used to analyze the current
evaluation efforts of eight Dutch municipalities. Current evaluation
practices can be ameliorated by researching the values of the performing
arts for the attendees and the subsequent values these can give rise to on
societal level. In this thesis, proposals are formulated to develop current
evaluation practices in stages. A combination of quantitative and
qualitative audience research and general-population research is necessary.
However, Dutch municipalities currently focus on developing intricate
instruments to follow the performing of subsidized performing-arts
organizations, which from the perspective taken in this research should be
qualified as a secondary form of policy evaluation.
The project will be developed with AREFS taide ja kulttuuri ry and other