Publication: The economy of culture in the digital age in Europe
News, Museum Management, Museums in a Digital World, Cultural Creativity | 04.07.2017

The European Commission's Directorate-General on Education and Culture published a mapping of the creative value chains in the European Union. It takes a look at the Cultural and Creative Sectors (CCS) in relation to digitisation.

About Mapping the creative value chains. A study on the economy of culture in the digital age: final report - Study: Cultural and Creative Sectors (CCS) have become well established in both an economic and policy context as important assets in strengthening Europe's economic structure and maintaining its competitiveness in the global economy. This study maps the different value chains for visual arts, performing arts, cultural heritage, artistic crafts, book publishing, music, film, TV and broadcasting as well as multimedia. It examines how the competitive position of CCS is affected by digitisation. The influence of new digital solutions has brought about new opportunities for innovative practices and new ways of interaction with audiences, but also challenges such as piracy and an increased pressure on existing models of remuneration and value creation. The study discusses aspects related to competitive dynamics, market imperfections, rights management, cultural diversity and other issues of importance to today's cultural and creative sectors. Based on the analysis and supported by an online crowdsourcing process with experts and stakeholders, the study puts forward recommendations to policy-makers on what is needed for the CCS in today's digital world.

The publication is abailable in NEMO's Reading Corner.

The Mapping was prepared by Isabelle de Voldere, Jean-Francois Romainville, Steven Knotter, Eveline Durinck, Evrim Engin, Arthur Le Gall, Philippe Kern, Elisabetta Airaghi, Teodora Pietosu, Heritiana Ranaivoson and Katharina Hoelck.