Mapping the arts: Industry concentrations, distribution, and change in the US, 1980-2010

Grodach, Carl (2016) Mapping the arts: Industry concentrations, distribution, and change in the US, 1980-2010. The International Journal of Cultural Policy, 22(3), pp. 353-375.

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This paper studies arts industries in all 366 US metropolitan statistical areas between 1980 and 2010. Our analysis provides evidence that the arts are an important component of many regional economies, but also highlights their volatility. After radical growth and diffusion between 1980 and 2000, in the last decade, the arts industries are defined more by shrinkage and reconcentration in fewer metropolitan areas. Further, we find that the vast majority of metros have strengths in particular sets of arts industries. As we discuss in the conclusion, these conditions present challenges and opportunities for urban cultural policy that goes beyond the current focus on the arts as consumption amenities.

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ID Code: 88592
Item Type: Journal Article
Refereed: Yes
Keywords: arts industries, creative economy, cultural economy, cultural policy
DOI: 10.1080/10286632.2014.987667
ISSN: 1028-6632
Divisions: Current > Schools > School of Civil Engineering & Built Environment
Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Science & Engineering Faculty
Deposited On: 06 Nov 2015 00:42
Last Modified: 18 May 2016 00:25

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