The links on this page are useful resources for research on the cultural and creative industries.


*I maintain a list serv on the cultural and creative industries . You can post discussion or view archives from this site. If you are not already a subscriber to a ‘JISC mail base’ list you will first need to register (a simple process).


  1. *I find this listserv maintained by Americans for the arts useful
  2. *The Canadian Culturescope web site, a cultural observatory is good; but sadly it is being discontinued as of mid-2008
  3. *The international ‘who’s who’ of Cultural Policy, here
  4. *Compendium, cultural policy trends in Europe
  5. *UNESCO Global Alliance for Cultural Diversity
  6. *IFACCA (International Federation of Arts Councils and Culture Agencies) ; especially the links pages to national cultural observatories, and national policies.
  7. *A good site on policy issues in Europe: Lab for culture
  8. *Creative clusters (especially the policy links)
  9. *Creative economy online (news round-up by QUT, Brisbane)
  10. *Observatory of cultural policies in Africa
  11. *Oxford internet institute webcasts
  12. *An interesting blog about the ‘other side’ of the creative class
  13. *http://proboscis.org.uk/ an artist-led studio who combine artistic practice with commissioning, curatorial projects, design and consultancy to explore social, cultural and creative issues. Always interesting and stimulating.
  14. *Researching the cultural and creative industries in London RCCIL - a good online data base of research articles on CCI in London.
  15. *CCPR (Glasgow) Impact Database - bibliographical resource containing research on the social and economic effects of the arts, culture and major events.
© Andy Pratt 2016