Cultural Arts: An Ideal Model of Creative Capital-Based Approaches to Cultural Arts Planning




Alvarado, Melissa

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Purpose: The purpose of this research is three-fold. The first purpose is to develop a practical ideal model of creative capital-based approaches to cultural arts planning. The second purpose is to assess the perspectives of cultural administration and economic development experts on the model. Finally, this research will create a revised cultural arts planning model based on direct feedback from cultural administration experts. Methodology: The applied research project utilizes focused interviews to determine the soundness of the developed practical ideal model. Responses were quantified using frequency distribution. Results: The data resulting from the focused interviews in combination with the initial categories and elements of the original ideal model were reevaluated and incorporated into a revised model that consists of the following components: Attract Creative Capital, Promote Creative Capital through Economic Development, Grow Creative Capital, and Reprioritize Cultural Arts and Neighborhood Planning.


An Applied Research Project Submitted to the Department of Political Science, Texas State University-San Marcos, in Partial Fulfillment for the Requirements for the Degree of Masters of Public Administration, Spring 2009.


arts, cultural arts planning, creative capital-based model, cultural administration, economic development, Public Administration


Alvarado, M. (2009). Cultural arts: An ideal model of creative capital-based approaches to cultural arts planning. Masters of Public Administration, Texas State University, San Marcos, Texas.


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