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Kulturwirtschaftsstatistik (BFS 2020)

In accordance with an agreement with the Federal Office of Culture (FOC), the Federal Statistical Office (FSO) has compiled new statistics on the cultural industry in Switzerland. The definition of cultural industries used is based on the specifications of the EU statistics office (Eurostat). In contrast to the broader "creative economy" approach, which also includes IT and software as well…
October 13, 2020
Art & Design CareersCriticism & TheoryDigitalisationEntrepreneurial Strategies

Frédéric Martel, Hartmut Wickert (Eds.), “Embedded Artists” (2020)

Artistic works, processes and methods often do not take place in contexts that are classical artistic terrain. What are the consequences — not only for artists but also for their environment? What does “management through art” or “artistic management” mean? Which “artistic” competences and skills are used and needed in the “non-artistic” world? And what does this mean for understanding…
August 24, 2020
Cultural PoliciesDigitalisation

Frédéric Martel, “Mainstream”: Who will win a global war (2020, new edition)

For over a decade, Mainstream has been considered a key study on the cultural industries, the media and digitisation. Among blockbusters, bestsellers, hits or social networks, a global struggle for cultural and digital influence has broken out. From Hollywood to Bollywood, from China to sub-Saharan Africa, from Mexico to Japan, this unprecedented survey was conducted in 30 countries over a period of…
June 30, 2020
Digitalisation

The Art in the Artificial (PEC, Nesta 2020)

Artificial intelligence (AI) will play an important role in the creative industries in the future. AI algorithms are already recommending creative content on websites such as Spotify and Netflix, and recent developments in AI have further enhanced the ability of algorithms to analyse image, text and sound data that are found throughout the creative industries. Against this background, the report…
June 1, 2020
Cultural-Policies

Frédéric Martel, “Cultural Policies: Mapping a field in reinvention” (2020)

The article attempts to describe the state of “cultural policy” in a period of fundamental reinvention and provides an overview of the most important works and studies published in recent years. While digital change has transformed culture, cultural policy has adapted only slowly to this new reality. The author observes an expansion of the term “cultural policy” and describes its…
March 10, 2020
Cultural-Policies

State of the Arts, Paris

Zurich University of the Arts (ZHdK) and La Gaîté Lyrique organized a two-day international symposium in Paris on 6 and 7 February 2020 under the motto “Towards a new cultural policy for the digital age.” The aim was to rethink cultural policy in the digital age. How can we update our cultural policy? How can the involvement of art and…
February 6, 2020
Cultural Policies

Philippe Kern, “For a Cultural European Union” (2020)

The article attempts to characterise EU intervention in the cultural field and to take stock of the achievements of cultural policy. Can we really speak of an EU cultural policy? The paper proposes common elements capable of laying the foundations for developing a genuine cultural European Union. It also stresses the need to articulate and coordinate the various cultural interventions…
January 15, 2020
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