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Culture Coin: A Commons-based, Complementary Currency for the Arts and Its Impact of Scarcity, Virtue, Ethics, and the Imagination

Abstract This article argues that the current economic design of the US not-for-profit arts sector, specifically theatre, fails to support the long-term wellness of the cultural worker and the cultural commons. As a solution, we propose a global, commons-based alternative economy and complementary currency called Culture Coin that creates new wealth, abundance, and virtuous social behaviors by matching unmet needs with underutilized resources that our current economy fails to circulate. The current design of our arts economy results in generative artists being disproportionately poorer, unjust disparities in how resources are distributed, and social behaviors in the nonprofit sector that mimic for profit, commercial enterprises. The arts sector has ... (more)
Created Date 2013-09-03
Contributor Mathew, Vijay (Author) / Carl, Polly (Author)
Subject arts entrepreneurship / economics
Series Artivate, Vol 2, No 3 (2013)
Type Text, Peer-reviewed
Extent 15 pages
Language English
Reuse Permissions All Rights Reserved
Collaborating Institutions School of Film, Dance and Theatre
Additional Formats MODS / OAI Dublin Core / RIS

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