Innovation and R&D in the arts and culture

Speaker(s): 
Hasan Bakhshi
Date Posted: 
3 April 2012

For many years, the National Endowment for Science, Technology and the Arts (NESTA) has led the world in developing rigorous innovation frameworks for policy, programs and evaluation of arts and cultural activity. As Director, Creative Industries, in NESTA’s Policy and Research Unit, Hasan Bakhshi has been instrumental in much of this work, which he has also extended in his role as Research Fellow at the ARC Centre of Excellence for Creative Industries and Innovation. In this address, Hasan will review NESTA’s strategies, and policy and program ‘experiments’ and initiatives, which have sought to embed innovation thinking into arts and culture policy and practice.

Hasan Bakhshi is Director, Creative Industries in NESTA’s Policy & Research Unit and Research Fellow at the ARC Centre of Excellence for Creative Industries and Innovation at the Queensland University of Technology.

(Please note audio levels are low in the first two minutes of the presentation video below)