Innovation in Cultural Sector - Definition and Typology

Natalia Subbotina


The article addresses the issue of innovative activities in the cultural sector as a key driver of change. This article examines how innovation can be defined and categorized in the cultural sector. It focuses on innovation typologies giving special attention to the existing statistical framework of cultural activities and to guidelines for innovation data collection in their interconnection, as well as to the phenomena of ‘soft’ and ‘hidden’ innovation. An attempt is also made to extend the term ‘innovation’ beyond the traditional understanding in a way that it reflects the specificity of the cultural sector.

Słowa kluczowe: cultural sector, cultural industries, innovation, innovation typology

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