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.
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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|Item Type:||Journal Article|
|Keywords:||arts industries, creative economy, cultural economy, cultural policy|
|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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