- Launching cultural districts and arts enterprise zones.
- Creating spaces for artists and other creative talent to cluster, interact, and thrive.
- Integrating arts, culture, and design into innovation hubs that encourage collaboration.
Saturday, June 16, 2012
National Goverors Association Presents New Engines of Growth: Part 5, Delivering a Better Prepared Workforce
This is the fifth in a series of posts discussing a study released in May 2012 by the National Governors Association titled "New Engines of Growth: Five Roles for Arts, Culture and Design".
The report makes the argument that arts, culture, and design can assist states with economic growth because they can:
1. Provide a fast-growth, dynamic industry cluster
2. Help mature industries become more competitive
3. Provide the critical ingredients for innovative places
4. Catalyze community revitalization; and
5. Deliver a better-prepared workforce.
My second post covered how creativity can help mature industries become more competitive through creative marketing, bolstering tourism, and innovative manufacturing.
The third post talked about:
The fourth post talked about investing in infrastructure through creating artists spaces and artist relocation programs.
Now we get to chapter 5, and how artists can be used to create a more creative work force.
In one of my early posts on this blog, "Education and the Arts", I comment on a study from Americans for the Arts which reports that:
I also comment in my post regarding an National Endowment for the Arts article on Arts Education regarding the way No Child Left Behind has decimated the arts in schools:
Chapter Five of the New Engines of Growth study begins:
The art and design disciplines teach many of the skills that support innovation and high productivity and thus support high-wage jobs. Those skills include everything from understanding the creative process, to collaborating on inno- vative breakthroughs, to knowing when and how to fix a problem on an assembly line. Economic development, education, and arts and culture agencies are natural partners in workforce development. Areas in which such partnerships can provide benefits include:
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