Strategies for connecting low income communities to the creative economy through play : two case studies in Northern England

Symons, J and Hurley, UK ORCID: 0000-0002-8275-7677 2018, 'Strategies for connecting low income communities to the creative economy through play : two case studies in Northern England' , Creative Industries Journal .

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Abstract

This ground-breaking research defines a new approach for engaging low income and disenfranchised communities in the creative economy. The authors propose that demystifying creativity and reframing it as an adaptive productive process can lead to a flourishing of aspiration and potential among target communities. Through research in a low income community and among disabled people in Northern England, the authors found that focusing on rubrics of exploration, play and 'purposeful meandering' tackled anxieties around creative production and a lack of confidence and self-belief. This emphasis on all people as cultural producers however needs to connect with clearer pathways into the creative industries.

Item Type: Article
Schools: Schools > School of Arts & Media > Arts, Media and Communication Research Centre
Journal or Publication Title: Creative Industries Journal
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
ISSN: 1751-0694
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Funders: Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC)
Depositing User: A Johnson
Date Deposited: 15 Mar 2018 14:54
Last Modified: 25 Sep 2018 07:13
URI: http://usir.salford.ac.uk/id/eprint/46265

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