Harnessing creative clusters to civil society and the digital economy

Start date: March 2011
End date: March 2012
Principal Investigator: Dr Kerrie Schaefer

Harnessing creativity in civil society plays a central part in the delivery of a range of government strategies (Cameron 2010). Creative clusters are conventionally defined as the geographic concentration of a creative industry (craft, film, music, publishing, interactive software and design). We suggest that this definition requires broadening to capture and analyse the contribution of groups who come together to deliver a range of social and environmental benefits, particularly those outlined in the 'Big Society' agenda.