Policies for creativity, guide to develop cultural and creative industries (Políticas para la creatividad, guía para el desarrollo de las industrias culturales y creativas) is a new tool developed by the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) that presents in a concise, simple, and practical manner the fundamental ideas and concepts needed to develop and support a local creative economy movement. Although it was created as a reference and resource intended specifically for cultural practitioners, anyone interested in or called upon to work within this field will find it to be a comprehensive and useful policy development tool.
The guide covers the different stages of designing and implementing cultural and creative industry policies. It presents the concepts, theories, and practical references that are needed to go from general concepts and strategies of cultural and creative industry policy to implementation. The themes in the guide are covered from multiple angles, facilitating quick and easy access to the subject of interest. It also contains exercises, question and answer sections, case studies, worksheets, graphs, a full bibliography, and a glossary.
The guide is divided into three parts:
This guide represents a decade's worth of the most important and representative initiatives from around the world in the field of cultural and creative industry theory and policy development. It is the first of many tools being developed by UNESCO that aims to unite cultural practitioners around a common approach to culture and development.
This guide is currently available in Spanish on the UNESCO website.