Abstract

The setup of cultural and creative cluster became a trendy practice for generating economic revenue in the post-industrial era. Many state governments imitates those successful prescription in the setup of cluster, however, it could not guarantee the sustainable development of the cluster. This paper endeavors to identify the fundamental factors in developing a sustainable cluster in a densely populated city. Rather than considering the spatial setting as the most important factor for cluster, this paper argues that the formation of community and happening of creativity are the integral factors for creative production. A three factors model has been generated for the evaluation of a sustainable cluster. The applicability of model was examined through an empirical case, Easy-Pack Creative Precinct, in Hong Kong. Data were drawn through direct observation and semi-structured interviews. The result reviews the meaning of cultural and creative cluster in the highly condensed city. This paper is licensed under the Creative Commons

Keywords:

creative industry; cultural and creative cluster; creative community; creativity

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The making of sustainable cultural and creative cluster in Hong Kong

The setup of cultural and creative cluster became a trendy practice for generating economic revenue in the post-industrial era. Many state governments imitates those successful prescription in the setup of cluster, however, it could not guarantee the sustainable development of the cluster. This paper endeavors to identify the fundamental factors in developing a sustainable cluster in a densely populated city. Rather than considering the spatial setting as the most important factor for cluster, this paper argues that the formation of community and happening of creativity are the integral factors for creative production. A three factors model has been generated for the evaluation of a sustainable cluster. The applicability of model was examined through an empirical case, Easy-Pack Creative Precinct, in Hong Kong. Data were drawn through direct observation and semi-structured interviews. The result reviews the meaning of cultural and creative cluster in the highly condensed city. This paper is licensed under the Creative Commons

 

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