Curators of Cultural Enterprise

A Critical Analysis of a Creative Business Intermediary

Authors: Selfe, Melanie, Munro, Ealasaid, Schlesinger, Philip

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This study is based on the authors' fieldwork inside Cultural Enterprise Office, a small Scottish agency that supports creative businesses. It discusses UK policy on the creative economy, the rise of intermediaries between policy-making and the marketplace, and the playing out in the delivery of business advice services to creative microbusinesses.

About the authors

Philip Schlesinger is Professor in Cultural Policy at the Centre for Cultural Policy Research, University of Glasgow, UK, and is researching Europe's cultural crisis.
 
Melanie Selfe is Lecturer in Cultural Policy at the Centre for Cultural Policy Research, University of Glasgow, UK, and is researching audience development policy.
 
Ealasaid Munro is Knowledge Exchange Fellow at the Centre for Cultural Policy Research, University of Glasgow, UK, and is researching rural creative industries.

Reviews

"A fascinating, original and timely book. With a close-up account of a key cultural organisation in Scotland, it provides insight into issues of great importance to the cultural policy world and for those involved in wider debates on the creative economy." - Angela McRobbie, Goldsmiths, University of London, UK

"The creative economy is a global policy buzzword. Critiques are legion, but detailed critical examinations of how policy operates are rare. The book intelligently illuminates the contradictions and conflicts of the idea, retaining a sympathetic eye for cultural producers and intermediaries. A rigorous but readable account of how policy works." - Kate Oakley, University of Leeds, UK

"This book comes at exactly the right time. As the celebratory account of the creative industries fades into a nostalgia for a previous age it is crucial that we do not ignore the important cultural political gains accrued over two decades of work in this area. Operating close to the ground, in constant and complex articulation with those working in the cultural economy, as well as numerous policy apparatuses, agencies such as Glasgow's Cultural Enterprise Office have accumulated knowledge and experience that can give vital pointers to others across the globe seeking to develop a new, progressive agenda around cultural economy. This book is a rigorous, engaged and far-sighted attempt to present this experience and knowledge in a way that can be useful for academics, policy agencies and activists." - Justin O'Connor, Monash University, Australia


Table of contents (6 chapters)

  • Researching Cultural Enterprise Office

    Schlesinger, Philip (et al.)

    Pages 1-9

  • Nation, State and Creative Economy

    Schlesinger, Philip (et al.)

    Pages 10-37

  • Origins and Development of CEO

    Schlesinger, Philip (et al.)

    Pages 38-60

  • Organisational Values and Practices of Support

    Schlesinger, Philip (et al.)

    Pages 61-80

  • Future-Proofing CEO?

    Schlesinger, Philip (et al.)

    Pages 81-103

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Curators of Cultural Enterprise
Book Subtitle
A Critical Analysis of a Creative Business Intermediary
Authors
Copyright
2015
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan UK
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-1-137-47888-7
DOI
10.1057/9781137478887
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-137-47887-0
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
VIII, 134
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