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How creative industries could boost the economies of small islands crippled by COVID


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Can a strong, resilient, and sustainable economy that supports the health of ocean environments in Small Island Developing States (SIDS) be developed?


This is the focus of a recent article by Peter Rudge, Non-Executive Director (Chair) at Artisans of Innovation, published The Conversation. Peter talks about how creative industries could boost the economies of small islands crippled by COVID, and the creative and entrepreneurial ambitions of the people who live in them.


Peter has been working in this field for several years and recently published his book, Beyond the Blue Economy: Creative Industries and Sustainable Development in Small Island Developing States, in which he argues for a broader approach to sustainable growth in Small Island Developing States. He explains that one response could be to look to the “orange economy” – a term which describes the various sectors – everything from art, film, music, and video games – of the creative and cultural industries.


Read full article in The Conversation here


Peter is Non-Executive Director (Chair) at Artisans of Innovation and specialises in the development of creative economies in developing & challenged regions – internationally in Small Island Developing States & in the UK – in areas of economic and social depression. He is a member of the World Economic Forum’s Expert Network and the United Nations Expert Group on Creative Economies.


Over the last 10 years his work has been focused on developing creative economies in developing and challenged regions – both internationally in Small Island Developing States, and in the UK – in areas of economic and social depression. He is the founder and chair of Platform Moving Image Cluster in the UK. He is a long-standing member of the British Academy of Film and Television Arts, a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts and an active member of the Speakers 4 Schools charity.

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