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Las instituciones culturales para la creación e innovación en el País Vasco


  • Mikel Ayuso

    (Diputación Foral de Gipuzkoa)

  • Haritz Solupe Urresti

    (Diputación Foral de Gipuzkoa)

  • Carmen Rodríguez Suso


  • Pedro Ruiz Aldasoro

    (Creativity Zentrum)

  • Juan Luis Laskurain


  • Itziar Mena


  • Santiago Eraso

    (Donostia-San Sebastián Capital Europea de la Cultura 2016)


An overview of the institutions working in the fields of cultural innovation and creation in the Basque Country is presented. The main drivers in the sector are discussed, such as Tabakalera and Arteleku in Donostia, BilbaoArte in Bilbao and Montehermoso and Krea in Gasteiz. The public-sector education on offer in the field is also covered, i.e. Musikene, Eszenika and the soon-to-open Leioa Science & Technology Park, along with public and private universities and professional training schools. The various associations in the sector are then examined, such as the Eiken audio-visual cluster and the Sarea theatre network. The article describes with opinions and analysis by the persons in charge of Tabakalera, Musikene, Creativity Zentrum, DigiPen, Eiken and the bid 2016 Donostia-San Sebastian european capital of culture.

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  • Mikel Ayuso & Haritz Solupe Urresti & Carmen Rodríguez Suso & Pedro Ruiz Aldasoro & Juan Luis Laskurain & Itziar Mena & Santiago Eraso, 2011. "Las instituciones culturales para la creación e innovación en el País Vasco," EKONOMIAZ. Revista vasca de Economía, Gobierno Vasco / Eusko Jaurlaritza / Basque Government, vol. 78(03), pages 236-269.
  • Handle: RePEc:ekz:ekonoz:2011315

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    cultural institutions; cultural hubs; cultural creation; cultural innovation;

    JEL classification:

    • Z10 - Other Special Topics - - Cultural Economics - - - General
    • L82 - Industrial Organization - - Industry Studies: Services - - - Entertainment; Media
    • L83 - Industrial Organization - - Industry Studies: Services - - - Sports; Gambling; Restaurants; Recreation; Tourism
    • R58 - Urban, Rural, Regional, Real Estate, and Transportation Economics - - Regional Government Analysis - - - Regional Development Planning and Policy


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