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.
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:
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.