The Faculty of Art and Economics of the Utrecht School of the Arts (the Netherlands) has two main pursuits: education and research. The research group Art and Economics is focused on innovation to strengthen the quality of these two tasks. Staff members and (external) researchers are involved with this ongoing process of professionalization. But what are they really doing in their day by day practice?
This Creative Industries, Yearbook Art and Economics 2009 provides an insight to the problems they face.
The key words are cultural en creative entrepreneurship, cultural management, creative industries, creative cities, creative economy and last but not least C-SMEs.
Giep Hagoort is professor art and economics at the Utrecht University and Utrecht School of the Arts. Rene Kooyman is publicist and external researcher at the Utrecht School of the Arts (HKU).