Resources

Our Publications

The British Council offer useful tools and resources regarding the creative and cultural economy. Some publications have been produced specifically by the department, but there are also publications that we have supported and others regarding the creative and cultural economy.

PUBLICATIONS

The Creative Economy: An Introductory Guide

The Creative Economy: An Introductory Guide

The following language versions are currently available in PDF format -

 

Arabic

English

Polish

Portuguese

Russian

Mapping the Creative Industries: A Toolkit

Mapping the Creative Industries: A Toolkit

The following language versions are currently available in PDF format -

 

Arabic

English

Polish

Portuguese

Russian

Copyright 2010 Seminar

Copyright 2010 Seminar

Seminar held in London in April 2010 to celebrate the 300th anniversary of the first act of copyright, and debate, in the context of the creative industries, what copyright should look like for the 21st century economy. Provocation pieces and contributions were written by key participants and speakers.

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RSA: State of the Arts Conference 2010

Look Out... Look In by Moukhtar Kocache

This provocation suggests that the arts are out of kilter with an increasingly interdisciplinary and connected world. What is needed on both sides of the Atlantic is a new social contract for the arts in which the artistic community embraces itself within new models of creative production and artistic activity.

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After the Crunch

After the Crunch

Edited by Shelagh Wright, John Newbigin, John Kieffer, John Holden and Tom Bewick

Extract: "The creative industries are often paraded as harbingers of a more networked world – as much a series of informal partnerships as they are a major sector of the economy. We have  shamelessly exploited as many of those informal partnerships as we could in the preparation of this book – pleading, cajoling and harassing the dozens who have so generously contributed their time and wisdom to what’s in these pages. We thank them. It is their commitment, and that of countless others who share their perspective, that makes real the exciting possibility of a different kind of economy, and world, After The Crunch. "

 

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