Organizations in the creative and cultural sector are experiencing transformational change. This book offers a new way of exploring the transformational processes that these organizations are going through, by focusing on their organizational space.

By bringing together theoretical and empirical contributions from international scholars belonging to different fields of research, such as management, entrepreneurship, sociology, philosophy and anthropology, this volume seeks to provide readers with a multifaceted, comprehensive understanding of the changes that creative and cultural organizations are facing. By exploring them from an original perspective – the spatial one – this volume provides the foundations for developing a coherent research debate on the spatial dimension of creative and cultural organizations, leading to a new research agenda.

This book contributes to our understanding of the ‘space’ of the creative and cultural industries and will be a useful reading for scholars involved in arts and cultural management in particular, as well as the social and human sciences more broadly. This book will inspire and inform researchers and managers who look with curiosity at the changes taking place in the creative and cultural sectors.

Preface Antonio Strati 1. Cultural and creative organizations’ space: An introduction Federica De Molli and Marilena Vecco Part I - Aesthetic 2. Atmosphere in cultural organisations: A circumplex model of affective atmospheres Christian Julmi 3. Atmospheres as dynamic configurations: The case of a museum and a techno club Brigitte Biehl (Biehl-Missal) and Dirk vom Lehn 4. Creative spaces in higher education Tatiana Chemi 5. ‘Being t/here apart-together’: Co-creative work(ing) in bodily-digital ‘inter-places’ Wendelin Küpers and Stephan Sonnenburg Part II – Symbolic 6. Organizational spatial transformation: The case of the un-festival Grant Hall and Ruth Rentschler 7. The spatial production of festivals: Ritualization, liminality and performativity Leonore van den Ende 8. Artistic space: Painting and the making of space Eleonora Montagner and Alvise Favotto 9. Museum spaces and changes Graham Black Part III - Instrumental 10. Space technologies and cultural organizations Daniel Ericsson 11. The regional context in entrepreneurial finance of cultural business: Urban versus rural space for creative and cultural entrepreneurship Elmar D. Konrad and Max Höllen 12. Community-driven cultural spaces and the COVID-19 pandemic Matina Magkou, Laura Huret and Vincent Lambert 13. The expansion of virtual spaces of superstar and star museums during the COVID-19 lockdown Anne Gombault and Oihab Allal-Cherif 14. Future perspectives for research on creative and cultural sectors using a spatial approach Federica De Molli