Mapping the Creative Edge

UNESCO has identified the creative economy as one of the most rapidly growing sectors of the world economy. The recently published Creative Economy Report further confirmed that the creative economy can transform export earnings, job creation and an economy’s ability to generate income. The following is an exercise in deciphering the depth and breadth of the creative economy in the European periphery. Though subject to some debate on the extent of the definition, this acts as a first attempt in proving the existence of a vibrant set of creative industries across the north Atlantic region of Europe.