Arts & Innovation

Presented by Fernandez Laleah

A community's creative and cultural assets have three primary effects on its globally engaged economy. First, a thriving arts sector functions as a jobs generator with direct economic benefits. Cultural assets, including art museums, orchestras, galleries, and literary venues, and ongoing arts education opportunities serve as a source of jobs for personnel in the arts. Second, a thriving arts sector functions as a magnet for other innovative businesses. Cultural assets provide an enhanced quality of life that attracts and retains highly skilled, highly paid knowledge workers and innovators (Florida, 2002). Finally, an arts-enriched environment may also stimulate the creative capacity of current and future generations of workers (Pink, 2005). This study aims to explain whether exposure to arts have any relationship with certain sectors of the knowledge economy.