Cultural Entrepreneurship and Spatial Distribution

A Case Study Analysis of Cuba

Authors: Janet Rojas Martínez and Jorge Alfredo Carballo Concepción

Citation

Rojas Martínez, J. & Carballo Concepción, J.A. (2019). Cultural Entrepreneurship and Spatial Distribution: A Case Study Analysis of Cuba. Journal of Creative Industries and Cultural Studies–JOCIS3 (2), 74–87.

Abstract

Entrepreneurship is a complex, dynamic and multidimensional phenomenon that transforms spaces and territories. The effects of this process on economic and social dynamics are increasingly evident in the Cuban context. However, there has not been a thorough examination of cultural undertakings, in their relationship with institutions, and in their profoundly transforming role. Therefore, the objective of this article is to theoretically explore the topic of the cultural entrepreneurship, as a factor of territorial reconfiguration, as well as to lay the foundations on future research and conceptualizations on the subject. This article highlights the benefits of the articulated management between institutions and entrepreneurs in the field of arts and culture, the importance of the spatial approach in studies on the subject, and the relevance to highlight the creativity and heterogeneity of the cultural entrepreneurs. The article contributes in a reflexive way to a theoretical and methodological approach to cultural entrepreneurship and the territorial synergies that take place in the process of artistic and cultural creation from the Cuban perspective.

Keywords

Culture, Entrepreneurship, Spatial reconfiguration, Geographic Information System.