Creative Economies


New Engines of Growth Cover New Engines of Growth: Five Roles for Arts, Culture and Design (PDF)
By Erin Sparks and Mary Jo Waits, with Bill Fulton, and edited by Nancy Geltman
Published by the National Governors Association Center for Best Practices (2012)
Creative Industries in the South Cover Creative Industries in the South (PDF)
by Allen Bell
Published by South Arts (2012)
Creative Industries Council Skillset Skills Group 2012 Report Creative Industries Council Skillset Skills Group: Report to Creative Industries Council (PDF)
by The CIC Skillset Skills Group (2012)
Arts Audiences Cultural Tourism How to Guide 2012 Cultural Tourism: A How-To Guide (PDF)
by Annette Nugent
Published by the Arts Council of Ireland and Temple Bar Cultural Trust (2012)
NEFA Nonprofit Report 2011 New England’s Creative Economy: Nonprofit Sector Impact (PDF)
by Planning Decisions, Inc., The Maine Center for Creativity, and Professor Charles Colgan, Ph.D.
Published by New England Foundation for the Arts (2011)
2011 portfolio report Greater Philadelphia Cultural Alliance 2011 Portfolio (PDF)
Published by Greater Philadelphia Cultural Alliance (2011)
Otis Report Otis Report on the Creative Economy of the Los Angeles Region: Investing in Our Creative Capital (PDF)
by the Los Angeles County Economic Development Corporation
Published by Otis College of Art and Design (2013)
Risky Business Risky Business (PDF)
by Helen Burrows and Kitty Ussher
Published by Demos (2011)
Mississippi's Creative Economy Cover Mississippi’s Creative Economy: Realizing the Economic Potential of Creativity in Mississippi (PDF)
Published by Mississippi Arts Commission and Mississippi Development Authority (2011)
Supporting Growth in the Arts Economy Supporting Growth in the Arts Economy (PDF)
Prepared by Dr. Tom Fleming & Andrew Erskine of Tom Fleming Creative Consultancy
Published by by Arts Council England (2011)
Arts and the GDP Arts and the GDP: Value Added by Selected Cultural Industries (PDF)
Research Note #104 by National Endowment for the Arts (2011)
Artist Employment Projections through 2018 Artist Employment Projections Through 2018 (PDF)
Research Note #103 by National Endowment for the Arts (2011)
Time and Money Time and Money: Using Federal Data to Measure the Value of Performing Arts Activities (PDF)
Research Note #102 by National Endowment for the Arts (2011)
Update: Impact of Arts & Culture Industries on Texas Update: Impact of Arts & Culture Industries in Texas (PDF)
Prepared by TXP, Inc.
Pulished by the Texas Cultural Trust, Texas Commission on the Arts, with partial funding from the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (2011)
Creative Placemaking Creative Placemaking (PDF)
Prepared by Ann Markusen, Markusen Economic Research Services and Anne Gadwa, Metris Arts Consulting
A white paper published by The Mayors’ Institute on City Design, a leadership initiative of the National Endowment for the Arts in partnership with the United States Conference of Mayors and American Architectural Foundation (2010)
National Arts Index 2010 National Arts Index 2009: An Annual Measure of the Vitality of Arts and Culture in the United States (PDF)
Prepared by Roland J. Kushner and Randy Cohen
Published by Americans for the Arts (2010)
Creative Clusters and Innovation Creative Clusters and Innovation: Putting Creativity on the Map (PDF)
Prepared by Caroline Chapain, Phil Cooke, Lisa De Propris, Stewart MacNeill, and Juan Mateos-Garcia
Published by the National Endowment for Science, Technology and the Arts (2010)
Creative Capital Cover Creative Capital: The Creative DC Action Agenda (PDF)
Published by the DC Office of Planning and the Washington, DC Economic Partnership (2010)
The Art of Economic Development The Art of Economic Development (PDF)
Prepared by TXP, Inc.
Pulished by the Texas Cultural Trust, Texas Commission on the Arts, with partial funding from the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (2010)
Economic Contribution of the Creative Industry in North Carolina Economic Contribution of the Creative Industry in North Carolina (PDF)
Published by North Carolina Department of Cultural Resources (2009)
Unveiling the Creative Economy in Arkansas

Unveiling the Creative Economy in Arkansas: Strategies to Increase Creative Capacity and Competitive Advantage (PDF)

Prepared by Regional Technology Strategies with Mt. Auburn Associates, Arkansas Arts Council, Arkansas Science & Technology Authority, and Arkansas Association of Two-Year Colleges with support from the Winthrop Rockefeller Foundation (2009)

Creating Innovation Creating Innovation: Do the Creative Industries Support Innovation in the Wider Economy? (PDF)
Prepared by Hasan Bakhshi, Eric McVittie and James Simmie
Published by the National Endowment for Science, Technology and the Arts (2008)
NEA: Artists In Workforce 1990-2005 Artists in the Workforce, 1990-2005 (PDF)
Published by National Endowment for the Arts (2008)
Arts & the Economy Arts & the Economy: Using Arts and Culture to Stimulate State Economic Development (PDF)
Published by the National Governors Association Center for Best Practices (2008)
The State of Colorado's Creative Economy 2009 The State of Colorado’s Creative Economy (PDF)
Prepared by the Alliance for Creative Advantage – Regional Technology Strategies and Mt. Auburn Associates (2008
Deep Roots, High Hopes: Foundations of Arkansas' Creative Economy Deep Roots, High Hopes: Foundations of Arkansas’ Creative Economy (PDF)
Prepared by Regional Technology Strategies with Mt. Auburn Associates, Arkansas Arts Council, Arkansas Science & Technology Authority, and Arkansas Association of Two-Year Colleges with support from the Winthrop Rockefeller Foundation (2008)
Ducks, Documentaries, & Design: Tales from Arkansas' Creative Economy Ducks, Documentaries & Design: Tales from Arkansas’ Creative Economy (PDF)
Prepared by Regional Technology Strategies with Mt. Auburn Associates, Arkansas Arts Council, Arkansas Science & Technology Authority, and Arkansas Association of Two-Year Colleges with support from the Winthrop Rockefeller Foundation (2008)
From Rust Belt to Artist Belt - Executive Summary From Rust Belt to Artist Belt: Challenges and Opportunities in Rust Belt Cities (PDF)
Published by Community Partnership for Arts and Culture (2008)
Staying Ahead: the economic performance of the UK's creative industries Staying Ahead: The Economic Performance of the UK’s Creative Industries (PDF)
Published by The Work Foundation and the Department for Culture, Media and Sport (2007)
The Creative Economy Report 2007 The Creative Economy: A New Definition (PDF)
Prepared by Douglas DeNatale and Gregory H. Wassall
Published by New England Foundation for the Arts (2007)
Creative Economy Creative Economy: The Arts Industry in North Carolina (PDF)
Published by the North Carolina Arts Council (2007)
Creativity in the Natural State

Creativity in the Natural State: Growing Arkansas’ Creative Economy (PDF)

Prepared by Regional Technology Strategies with Mt. Auburn Associates, Arkansas Arts Council, Arkansas Science & Technology Authority, and Arkansas Association of Two-Year Colleges with support from the Winthrop Rockefeller Foundation (2007)

Cultural Vitality in Communities: Interpretation and Indicators Cover Cultural Vitality in Communities: Interpretation and Indicators (PDF)
Prepared by Maria Rosario Jackson, Florence Kabwasa-Green, and Joaquin Herranz
Published by Culture, Creativity, and Communities Program, The Urban Institute (2006)
Louisiana: Where Culture Meets Business Louisiana: Where Culture Means Business (PDF)
Prepared by Mt. Auburn Associates – Beth Siegel, Michael Kane, and Beate Becker
Published by the State of Louisiana, Office of the Lt. Governor, Department of Culture, Recreation and Tourism, Office of Cultural Development, Louisiana Division of the Arts and partially funded by National Endowment for the Arts (2005)
From Blues to Benton to Bluegrass From Blues to Benton to Bluegrass:
The Economic Impact of the Arts in the South (PDF)
Published by the Southern Legislative Conference with support from the Southern Arts Federation (2005)
Read how the arts play an important role in the economy of the South.
Advancing Vermont's Creative Economy Advancing Vermont’s Creative Economy: Final Report and Recommendations from the Vermont Council on Culture and Innovation (PDF)
Published by Vermont Council on Rural Development (2004)