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Innovation in the arts

Innovation in the arts



For many years, the National Endowment for Science, Technology and the Arts (NESTA) has led the world in developing rigorous innovation frameworks for policy, programs and evaluation of arts and ...

For many years, the National Endowment for Science, Technology and the Arts (NESTA) has led the world in developing rigorous innovation frameworks for policy, programs and evaluation of arts and cultural activity. As Director, Creative Industries, in NESTA’s Policy and Research Unit, Hasan Bakhshi has been instrumental in much of this work, which he has also extended in his role as Research Fellow at the ARC Centre of Excellence for Creative Industries and Innovation. In this address, Hasan will review NESTA’s strategies, and policy and program ‘experiments’ and initiatives, which have sought to embed innovation thinking into arts and culture policy and practice.

Hasan Bakhshi is Director, Creative Industries in NESTA’s Policy & Research Unit and Research Fellow at the ARC Centre of Excellence for Creative Industries and Innovation at the Queensland University of Technology.



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  • Innovation in the arts Hasan Bakhshi,Director, Creative Industries, NESTA
  • “creative work undertaken on a systematic basis in order to increase the stock of knowledge, including knowledge of man, culture and society, and the use of this stock of knowledge to devise new applications.”
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  • “Those who fund the arts and those in receipt of funding have a duty to continuously encourage innovation”“The boards of cultural organisations, and I include museums and galleries in my understanding of this, are – or should be – the guardians of innovation and risk-taking”
  • Four dimensions of innovation Innovation in artform developmentInnovation in audience reach Innovation in value creation Innovation in business model
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