Submit your insights on impact investing in the creative economy

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Submit your insights on impact investing in the creative economy

Launched at the start of 2021, Creativity, Culture & Capital brings together international stakeholders who believe that art, design, culture, heritage and creativity can benefit people, communities and the planet – and that impact capital will be a vital tool to support the positive growth and development of the global creative economy.

Creativity, Culture & Capital began with a series of essays that showcase the employment power of the artisan craft sector, the role of culture in placemaking, opportunities for technology to democratise access to great art, as well as how impact funds are already investing in the creative industries globally.

To complement these original 36 essays, Creativity, Culture & Capital is now inviting additional essay contributions aligned with our themes of 'Creativity at work', offering examples of how art, design, culture, heritage and creativity are benefiting people, communities and the planet; and 'Connecting impact capital', which illustrates how impact investment is already transforming and stimulating creative economic activity delivering financial returns as well as social and environmental impact.

What are we looking for?

With a goal of publishing a total of 100 essays by January 2022, we particularly encourage perspectives from Africa, Asia and the Middle East; examples from the cultural heritage, fashion, food and music sectors; and voices of leaders from marginalised communities and the next generation.

Creativity, Culture & Capital is a platform for practitioners, industry experts and entrepreneurs rather than a scholarly journal for academics. The preferred approach is to share examples and stories of lived experience, as opposed to opinions and musings. In particular, we are seeking essays on the following topics:

  • Impact investors making the creative economy a strategic priority.
  • Impact investment funds targeting the creative economy.
  • Impact business incubators/accelerators targeting the creative economy.
  • Impact entrepreneurs and social enterprises in the creative economy.
  • The role of government at the intersection of creativity, entrepreneurship and impact.  
  • The creative economy as a source of quality jobs and inclusive wealth-building.
  • Barriers limiting impact investment in the creative economy.
  • How the creative economy can help advance the impact economy.

Want to submit?

The first deadline for submission is 17:00 GMT / 12:00 EST May 4, 2021. For full submission details and how to apply, find out more on Creativity, Culture & Capital.

Author

Fran Sanderson

Fran Sanderson

Fran Sanderson

Director of Arts Programmes and Investments

Alongside heading up the Arts, Culture and Creativity team, Fran also has primary responsibility for the Arts Impact Fund.

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Rachael Bull

Rachael Bull

Rachael Bull

Programme Manager

Rachael is the Programme Manager for Arts & Culture Finance.

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Louisa Shanks

Louisa Shanks

Louisa Shanks

Assistant Operations Manager, Arts & Culture Finance

Louisa is the Assistant Operations Manager for Arts & Culture Finance, working across the team's two investment funds.

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