Host HEI: University of Glasgow.
SFC Saltire Emerging Researcher project: Creative Industries in Scotland’s (and Croatia’s) Rural Areas.
Cultural and creative industries (CCIs) are being recognized for their rising importance not only in urban, but in rural context too. However, the lack of digital and cultural infrastructure in rural spaces often leads to a discussion of how ‘creative’ the countryside really is. In this project the expertise of UofG’s arts and cultural research on CCIs in Scotland’s rural areas were beneficial for Ema Bašić’s PhD research on CCI development in Croatia’s rural region of Lika. Such expertise is lacking in Croatian academia, and through this project this new knowledge, research skills and networks were built. Thanks to that, Ema got in touch with various experts and learned more about the experiences of cultural and creative workers in Scotland’s rural areas.