‘This place gives me space’: Place and creativity in the creative industries

  • G. Drake (2003). Geoforum, 511-524
  • Abstract: This paper focuses on the relationship between place and individualised creativity in micro and small enterprises within the creative industries. The paper uses the findings from qualitative interviews with workers in the craft metalwork and digital design sectors of the creative industries in the UK to analyse how the perceived attributes of a location may provide inspiration in the creative process. Current spatial theory on the creative industries has emphasised both collective creativity and ways in which clusters of creative enterprises in particular places can promote creativity. This paper analyses the empirical evidence obtained in the interviews and argues that the links between place and creativity can be important and influential in the creative process and that current theory needs to be extended to take greater account of individual creativity and the ways in which the attributes of localities can be used as a catalyst for individual creativity. 2003 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.
  • Theme: Perceptions and attitudes
  • Keywords: Clusters, Creative industries, Creativity, Cultural industries, Innovation, Locality, Place, craft production, industrial location, microenterprise, United Kingdom
  • Reference type: Journal Article
  • Geographic location: United Kingdom, Europe, Global North
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