Creative entrepreneurs vs. Cultural entrepreneurs

Jacob Urup Nielsen

Creative industries in Denmark are similar in many ways to creative industries in the rest of Europe. When I work with creative industries business I see it in two ways mainly.

I see it as creative entrepreneurs who are people working in one of the creative industries and try to turn that into a profitable business by developing products there. I also call cultural entrepreneurs people who more widely work across sectors in the cultural sector, often doing events and working with culture in innovative ways. Creative entrepreneurs, I think, often tend to work more with products and are more like usual production companies in some ways. They are like the companies that produce a product that they bring on the market. 

Whereas the cultural entrepreneurs usually work with wider networks and produce more intangible things like events and collaborate with different knowledge partners like educational institutions and sometimes also a commercial businesses.

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