Excerpt from course description

Financing Creative Indutries


The course will provide an introduction to private and public funding forms in general, and provide particular emphasis on cultural sponsorship. Students will be introduced to key concepts and theoretical approaches within these fields, and the material will be contextualised from a historical perspective.

Course content

  • Financing of creative industries past and present
  • Theoretical perspectives on the relationship between culture and capital, art and commerce, culture and industry
  • The market as a financing principle
  • Cultural sponsorship as a form of financing
  • Public financing forms
  • The business market for the creative industry
  • Crowdfunding as a new form of financing


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