Value of Culture: on the relationship between Economics, Culture & Arts 20-24 August, 2013, Amsterdam
With its 5th edition, the summer school celebrates this year its lustrum. The program that we offer is the resultant of the input of our faculty and the feedback of alumni.
This course introduces a cultural-economic perspective that provides essential insights into the economic role of culture and the role of economics in the cultural sector.The perspective that this course covers, is intended to anticipate, understand and deal with the big changes in the economy and in the cultural sector that are currently underway.
Participants will gain up to date knowledge about the functioning of cultural institutions, the creative industries, creativity, cultural policy and the new economy. You will learn when and how economic thinking applies, and you will discover that the knowledge you acquire and all insights will have relevance to your own practice!
We promise to share with you an advanced knowledge in cultural economics and an exciting experience!
What we are doing
CREARE has the mission to advance the research and education in cultural economics. The aim is to gain a better understanding of the particular challenges that we encounter in the interface between culture, the arts and the economy and to enable practitioners in the cultural field and students to acquire knowledge of new insights that research generates.
CREARE wants to meet the increasing need for knowledge about and understanding of the economics of the cultural sector and the relevance of the cultural sector for the economy. CREARE wants to contribute to the ongoing conversations on the relationship between economy, the arts and culture in various disciplines.
In its courses CREARE will present a broad cultural economic perspective and will show how this perspective is important for all kinds of issues and a great variety of topics, including the creative industries, the future of museums, the workings of the art market, the values of cultural heritage, cultural policies, tax incentives, mecenat, sponsorship, craftsmanship, the particularities of cultural organizations, cultural entrepreneurship, creative cities, creative processes, the labor market for artists, the economics of design, and the economics of architecture. CREARE promotes research in all these topics.
CREARE works in partnership with various educational and research institutes as well as cultural organization to organize courses in countries all over the world.