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Jag ändrar kartan: Platsens och kulturpolitikens inverkan på företagare i kultursektorn
Umeå University, Faculty of Arts, Department of culture and media studies.
2014 (Swedish)Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (One Year)), 20 credits / 30 HE creditsStudent thesis
Abstract [en]

Background: The aim of this study is to investigate if the rural areas in the middle of Sweden offer the same possibilities for young artists/cultural workers to develop their art work in the same way as the bigger cities can do.

Objective: I wanted to find answers to three questions:

  • What is the meaning of a place for an artist/cultural worker?
  • How is the artwork connected to attitudes, norms and values of a place?
  • Is there a relation between existing cultural policy, the artwork and the importance of a place?

Methods: The study is based on deep interviews with three cultural workers who have returned to their native place of birth after living in bigger cities for several years. The theoretical framework in the investigation is based on Richard Florida, Högni Kalsö Hansen, Lars Aronsson, Gun Jonsson among other researchers.

Results: The study show the possibilities a place can offer are important for cultural workers. It doesn’t matter if the place is a small town or a big city. The result show that a smaller place even have better possibilities as it gives easier access to public authorities and to coworkers. The positive attitude towards entrepreneurs also give good condition for making your own business. The negative attitude that the rural areas are only for losers, and that the city is the place for those who want success, and also the way culture entrepreneurs have to deal with an attitude that culture is nothing to pay for, makes it difficult for those who want to make a living as a culture entrepreneur. These attitudes along with the lack of higher education locally within the field of culture, can contribute to the lack of human capital and cultural capital in the region.

Conclusions: The analysis makes it clear that politicians have the responsibilities and the possibilities to make changes and to give support to these cultural workers who want to make a change in the society.

Key words: creative class, rural areas, young artists, cultural workers, cultural policy.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2014. , p. 40
Keywords [sv]
den kreativa klassen, landsbygd, unga konstnärer, kulturpolitik, plats
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Humanities
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URN: urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-95712OAI: oai:DiVA.org:umu-95712DiVA, id: diva2:760515
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Available from: 2019-04-30 Created: 2014-11-04 Last updated: 2019-04-30Bibliographically approved

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