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Global Cultural Economy new book

An interesting new book on the global economy of culture has come out which might be interesting to explore.

“The book Global Cultural Economy critically interrogates the role cultural and creative industries play in societies. By locating these industries in their broader cultural and economic contexts, Christiaan De Beukelaer and Kim-Marie Spence combine their repertoires of empirical work across four continents to define ‘cultural economy’ as the system of production, distribution and consumption of cultural goods and services, and to discuss the cultural, economic, social and political contexts in which it operates. The book is written for students, researchers and policy-makers, interested in the creative and cultural industries, media and cultural studies, cultural policy and development studies.”

By Christiaan De Beukelaer and Kim-Marie Spence, Routledge, 2019, 184 pages.

To obtain the book, please contact book.orders@tandf.co.uk or visit https://www.routledge.com/Global-Cultural-Economy/Beukelaer-Spence/p/book/9781138670099

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Australia’s first startup accelerator for the creative industries

The new Collider Accelerator Program running for more than a year inQueensland, Australia targets ventures involved in areas such as “wearable technology, virtual and augmented reality, 3D printing, robotics, games, interactive content, music tech, IoT, film and digital media”.

The accelerator was launched by Queensland University of Technology’s Creative Enterprise Australia fund, which invests up to $150,000 in creative startups as well as providing facilities. The fund has raised more than $65 million in capital since 2008, already runs a fashion-orientated accelerator.

More information here.

 

Mobility fund for global networking of creative entrepreneurs

Within the framework of Creative Tracks, the Roberto Cimetta Fund is launching an open call for travel grants from 7th March to 7th April 2017. Individual cultural entrepreneurs living and working in the Euro-MENA geographical zone can apply for travel grants to destinations all over the world. Priority is given to cultural entrepreneurs living and working in the MENA region or the Arab and Middle Eastern diasporas. Travel must take place before 17th December 2017.

If you want to apply, please visit the Roberto Cimetta Fund’s website and fill in the contact form on the fund’s website. The office of the Fund will send you the link to the appropriate form to fill in online. The results will be announced on 7th June 2017.

Deadline for receiving applications: 07/04/2017.

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