• From STEM to PAVAM: A unified arts strategy for innovation, industrial and regional policy

Etzkowitz, Henry, Kehl, Leila Maria and Schofield, Tatiana ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0001-5543-5560, 2021, Journal Article, From STEM to PAVAM: A unified arts strategy for innovation, industrial and regional policy Industry and Higher Education, 36 (5). pp. 525-538. ISSN 2043-6858

Abstract or Description:

The potential of the arts and sciences for economic and social development is under conceptualized. However, the recent development of STEM (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics), justifying increased support for training in the sciences, shows a parallel pathway forward for the arts. The arts are increasingly relevant to the economy, amenable to policy influence as well as an area of human activity in their own right. The authors posit a unified arts framework: PAVAM (performing arts, visual arts, and music), complementing STEM as the basis for a strategy of arts-based interdisciplinary “industrial” policy making. The growing salience of the arts as an industrial sector in the UK and USA is shown. By identifying sources and pathways of value creation from the arts, clear entry points for policy action become identifiable to promote innovation, entrepreneurship, and economic development. Comparative case studies suggest a typology of the arts’ potential as sources of creativity, innovation, and regional economic development.

Subjects: Creative Arts and Design > W900 Others in Creative Arts and Design
School or Centre: Research & Innovation
Identification Number or DOI: https://doi.org/10.1177/09504222211044076
Uncontrolled Keywords: Education; Business and International Management
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Date Deposited: 16 Feb 2022 10:21
Last Modified: 28 Oct 2022 13:47
URI: https://researchonline.rca.ac.uk/id/eprint/4947
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