Innovation and the Arts Studies
This report focuses on the roles that arts, culture and design can play as states seek to create jobs, boost their economies and transition to an innovation-based economy. Abundant examples from states illustrate how arts, culture and design can assist states with economic growth by: (1) providing a fast-growth, dynamic industry cluster; (2) helping mature industries become more competitive; (3) providing critical ingredients for innovative places; (4) catalyzing community revitalization; and (5) delivering a better-prepared work force.
Cites Montana as #1 in the nation for Innovation, noting the state’s strong arts influences (see pages 12-13).
Research done by the Montana Arts Council on the topic of the connection between the arts, innovative thinking and community desirability.