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FILM AND THE CITY: SYMBIOTIC ASSOCIATION BETWEEN RIO DE JANEIRO AND BRAZIL’S MOVIE INDUSTRY

By João Luiz de Figueiredo and Rodrigo Carvalho

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Creative activities tend to materialize within the landscape of large cities as agglomerations of specialized firms and skilled labour, which offer extremely innovative resources. Major cities have been the site of the vast expansion of commercial cultural production that has occurred in recent decades. They are the locus of a range of creative industries such as fashion, music, architecture, advertising, graphic arts, and film. Cultural industries are able to contribute to the evolution of cities while playing a crucial role in the social reproduction of economic systems that are essential elements in the formation of competitive advantages in a given territory. In Brazil, Rio de Janeiro created and benefited from the Brazilian’s film industry. Continue reading “FILM AND THE CITY: SYMBIOTIC ASSOCIATION BETWEEN RIO DE JANEIRO AND BRAZIL’S MOVIE INDUSTRY”

WOMEN BENEFIT MORE: CONNECTIONS BETWEEN SLOVENIAN VISUAL ARTISTS OF THE 19 AND 20 CENTURIES

By Andrej Srakar, Petja Grafenauer and Marilena Vecco

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Slovenian art history has received very little (if any) attention from the viewpoint of network theory. Are the artists more productive when forming and working in groups? Is there any special influence of gender, age, occupation, or income? Are there any benefits to connect with artists from as diverse fields as possible? We find highly productive women artists make more intense use of their networks and provide some reflections. Continue reading “WOMEN BENEFIT MORE: CONNECTIONS BETWEEN SLOVENIAN VISUAL ARTISTS OF THE 19 AND 20 CENTURIES”

FROM SNOBBY TO SUSTAINABLE: MOVING MUSEUM FUNDRAISING FROM SELECT ELITIST CONTRIBUTIONS TO DIVERSE COMMUNITY PARTICIPATION

By Yuha Jung

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With public funding for the arts decreasing, fundraising is becoming more vital—especially for museums where contributions comprise most of their revenue. However, traditional fundraising models, relying heavily on wealthy, white, well-educated donors, is less effective, excluding many perspectives and people. Museums need more inclusive fundraising to continue to thrive. Continue reading “FROM SNOBBY TO SUSTAINABLE: MOVING MUSEUM FUNDRAISING FROM SELECT ELITIST CONTRIBUTIONS TO DIVERSE COMMUNITY PARTICIPATION”

ARTISTS’ SURVIVAL RATE: EDUCATION MATTERS

By Trine Bille and Søren Jensen

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The literature of cultural economics generally finds that an artistic education has no significant impact on artists’ income and careers in the arts. In our research, we have readdressed this question by looking at the artists’ survival in the arts occupations. The results show that an artistic education has a significant impact on artists’ careers in the arts and we find important industry differences.

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PERFORMANCE EVALUATION IN THE ARTS? NO TECHNIQUE CAN SUBSTITUTE A SUBSTANTIVE DISCUSSION OF THE MEANING OF ARTS, CULTURE AND HERITAGE FOR INDIVIDUALS, ORGANIZATIONS AND SOCIETY

By Francesco Chiaravalloti

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A systematic literature review of contributions to the arts and cultural sector which have appeared in accounting journals shows that the evaluation of the artistic performance of publicly funded arts organizations is not a purely procedural and technical issues relating to the production of better performance information, but it is above all a substantive and political one relating to the nature of the arts and the function of publicly funded arts organizations in individual communities and in society in general. Continue reading “PERFORMANCE EVALUATION IN THE ARTS? NO TECHNIQUE CAN SUBSTITUTE A SUBSTANTIVE DISCUSSION OF THE MEANING OF ARTS, CULTURE AND HERITAGE FOR INDIVIDUALS, ORGANIZATIONS AND SOCIETY”

EconomistsTalkArt.org SHARES ITS SUCCESS AND ENTHUSIASM INTO THE NEW YEAR

By Editorial Board

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ETA was launched in November 2015 to provide a space for the dissemination of research-based policy analysis and commentary by cultural economists. After a full year of activities, we are happy to have published 21 posts. The enthusiasm is shared by our many followers who visited the blog over 10,000 times. Continue reading “EconomistsTalkArt.org SHARES ITS SUCCESS AND ENTHUSIASM INTO THE NEW YEAR”

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