Conclusions

Lauren England, Brian J. Hracs, Roberta Comunian

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    Abstract

    National and continental-level support is needed to create accessible and inclusive infrastructure for the creative economy. This would address the existing challenges in developing creative spaces and supporting the working lives of creatives across Africa, including financial constraints, educational provision, poor infrastructure and low levels of access to technology. Partnerships and multi-stakeholder collaborations across private, third-sector/community and public organisations can address the limited longevity of top-down initiatives and may provide the most sustainable model for creative economy and infrastructure development. There are significant opportunities for governments to learn from their creative communities and their entrepreneurial strategies. The voices of creatives need to be heard in developing policies for the creative economy in order to create strategies and support systems that directly respond to the needs of the sector. The chapter also presents some closing thoughts on the key concepts discussed in the preceding chapters of this book

    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationDeveloping Creative Economies in Africa
    Subtitle of host publicationSpaces and Working Practices
    EditorsBrian J. Hracs, Roberta Comunian, Lauren England
    PublisherTaylor & Francis
    Pages148-156
    Number of pages9
    Edition1st
    ISBN (Electronic)9781000441000, 9781003191681
    ISBN (Print)9780367481940
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 2021

    ASJC Scopus subject areas

    • Economics, Econometrics and Finance(all)
    • General Business,Management and Accounting

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      England, L., Iruobe, E. & Comunian, R., 2021, Developing Creative Economies in Africa: Spaces and Working Practices. Hracs, B. J., Comunian, R. & England, L. (eds.). 1st ed. Taylor & Francis, p. 77-93 17 p.

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      Hracs, B. J., Comunian, R. & England, L., 2021, Developing Creative Economies in Africa: Spaces and Working Practices. Hracs, B. J., Comunian, R. & England, L. (eds.). 1st ed. Taylor & Francis, p. 1-8 8 p.

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