At the 2016 Belfast Creative Coalition Annual Meeting, New England Foundation for the Arts (NEFA) shared a presentation on the creative economy. According to NEFA, creative economy is ‘how the direct cultural spending and employment of a community, indirect and related spending, and related cultural spending combine to impact the community’s economy.’
From NEFA’s presentation: “The creative economy is a powerful engine of growth and community vitality. Together, artists, cultural nonprofits, and creative businesses produce and distribute cultural goods and services that generate jobs, revenue, and quality of life. A thriving cultural sector works hand-in-hand with thriving communities.”
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