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VCN | Resources

Creative Sector Defined

The creative economy covers a broad range of industries, some of which directly produce or perform art and others that use artistic creativity to differentiate their products and create valued experiences. Often, the sector is seen as those working visual arts and fine crafts, culture and heritage, design, literary arts, performing arts, film and media, and artisan foods—well-represented in this graphic from a 2016 study on the creative economy in east-central Vermont.


Information drives understanding and momentum. Interest in this work expands both locally and nationally. Valuable studies, focused on Vermont and beyond inform the work of the Network.