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Creativity, Culture & Capital Collection of Essays, Articles and Write-ups

Deadline: November 1st, 2021

Creativity, Culture & Capital is a platform for practitioners, industry experts and entrepreneurs rather than a scholarly journal for academics. The preferred approach is to share examples and stories of lived experience, as opposed to opinions and musings. In particular, they are seeking essays on the following topics:

  • Impact investors making the creative economy a strategic priority.
  • Impact investment funds targeting the creative economy.
  • Impact business incubators/accelerators targeting the creative economy.
  • Impact entrepreneurs and social enterprises in the creative economy.
  • The role of government at the intersection of creativity, entrepreneurship and impact.  
  • The creative economy as a source of quality jobs and inclusive wealth-building.
  • Barriers limiting impact investment in the creative economy.
  • How the creative economy can help advance the impact economy.

Themes

To complement the 75 essays published in 2021, Creativity, Culture & Capital invites additional essay contributions aligned with their themes of “Creativity at work”, offering examples of how art, design, culture, heritage and creativity are benefiting people, communities and the planet; and “Connecting impact capital, which illustrates how impact investment is already transforming and stimulating creative economic activity delivering financial returns as well as social and environmental impact.

With a goal of publishing a total of 100 essays by 2022, we particularly encourage perspectives from Africa, Asia and the Middle East; examples from the cultural heritage, fashion, food and music sectors; and voices of leaders from marginalised communities and the next generation.

Nature of Write-up

Please address the following questions:

  • What is the problem you are seeking to solve?
  • What is the vision for your initiative? 
  • Discuss the structure and financing of your initiative.
  • What hurdles have you encountered along the way? 
  • What is the current state of your initiative? Future plans?
  • What is needed to replicate this concept elsewhere?

How to Submit

We invite 800-1,000 word essays in English or Spanish. Infographics and photographs illustrating the essay are welcome; please do not use footnotes. 

The first deadline for submission is 17:00 GMT / 12:00 EST 1 November, 2021. 

You must read the Terms & Conditions before submitting. All accepted submissions will undergo editorial review prior to publication on Creativity, Culture & CapitalEssays will be translated for publication in both English and Spanish.

Visit Creativity Culture Essays for more information.

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