The Institution/Business Type = the type of entity as defined by its overall mission/goals for work (i.e. how you/your organization participate in the Creative Economy)
We’ve organized the I/B Types into groupings, to demonstrate the interdependent arts and culture ecosystem and to help users navigate searching the site and the profile creation process.
Creation / Production
Individuals and entities that create or produce arts/cultural goods or services.
Distribution (Creative Entity)
Creative entities that distribute arts/cultural goods, services and experiences (e.g. by hiring artists).
Distribution (Related Entity)
Entities that are not creative in their mission, but distribute arts/cultural goods, services and experiences (e.g. by hiring artists).
Education / Training
Entities that train in creative skills.
Support (Creative Entity)
Creative individuals and entities that support the people and places that create with professional resources, including expertise.
Support (Related Entity)
Individuals and entities outside the creative sector that support the people and places that create with professional resources, including expertise.
NEFA has been refining the ways to define the people and places of the Creative Economy since 1978, and it continues to be a learning process. Contact us if you have any suggestions, questions or comments about these I/B Types and groupings, especially if you feel that the current options do not accurately reflect your creative enterprise.