Culture, Creativity and Economy

Project leader

Funding source

Swedish Research Council - Vetenskapsrådet (VR)

Project Details

Start date: 01/01/2014
End date: 31/12/2017
Funding: 10320000 SEK


This program will study the conditions for creativity and development in Sweden?s cultural and creative industries: their geography, creativity, and journey to market. The program aims to support a group of researchers with an internationally competitive track record of research in the field of cultural economy in general and the geographic conditions for cultural industries in particular. It aims to provide an already strong research group the freedom in time, resources and choice of research area to develop our long-term ambition to create Europe?s leading milieu for the study of the cultural industries at Uppsala University. Our aim is to contribute to a better understanding of the conditions for the functioning, creativity and sustainability of cultural and creative industries. These activities once thought of as little more than pleasant distractions or ephemeral aspects of a nation?s social life have grown to be important and dynamic industries: whose business conditions and work processes demand serious and critical research. While taking our point of departure in the creative and innovative performance of workers and firms, we also pay attention to the role of individuals as well as the geographies, districts and milieus where creative individuals and firms seem to thrive.

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