National Creativity Network
National Creativity Network
The Center for Creative Economy is an active member in the National Creativity Network. The NCN believes that by fostering creativity in our society as a whole, and specifically with future generations, America can remain a leader in innovation and free enterprise.
Currently, the CCE is working with the National Creativity Network and National Endowment for the Arts on a unique national research project to profile how the creative economy is defined, segmented and quantified in the United States.
If your organization has defined your local creative economy with reputable secondary data, we would like to hear from you to understand your results and the sources you use for economic measurement.
For purposese of this research, we are defining 'creative economy' as inclusive of nonprofit arts groups, for-profit creative service businesses, and independent creative businesses (e.g self-employed creatives).
What we need:
- A copy of your final creative economy profile report, or send us a direct webiste link to your report
- A non-pdf copy of the actual listing and categorization of data codes you used, even if included in you final report above
- Completion of a short questionnaire (via Survey Monkey) so that we understand the context and particulars of your study
You may view a short video introducing the project and learn about the information collection process on our website.
CCE Director, Margaret Collins is a member of the US creative economy practitioners who have joined together to share ideas and best practices. The Creative Economy Coalition is a Creative Industries working group of the National Creativity Network . Representatives from the Coalition presented a nationwide webinar on Jan. 19, 2012. The link to this webinar is below.
Creative Economy Coalition
The Creative Industries working group of the National Creativity Network
We are independent, private, creative industry service organizations. Our strategy is to engage thought leaders across the United States to create a powerful network for transformation.
Creative Albuquerque www.Creativeabq.org
Berkshire Creative www.berkshirecreative.org
Center for Creative Economy www.CenterForCreativeEconomy.com North Carolina
Maine Center for Creativity www.mainecenterforcreativity.org
Creative Alliance Milwaukee www.creativealliancemke.org
Creative New Jersey www.creativenj.org
Creative Oklahoma www.stateofcreativity.com
The I-C-I Framework:
• Imagination is the capacity to conceive of what is not yet present or manifest.
• Creativity is imagination applied (“imagination at work”) to do or make something that flows from the prior capacity to conceive of the new.
• Innovation consists of further creative actions that advance the form, depth, reach, and richness of that which has been brought into being.