Global competition, digital technologies and shifting policy agendas are reshaping creative industries, markets and practices. This chapter focuses on cultural intermediaries in Africa and how their roles, positions and motivations are also changing. Findings from online surveys conducted in Kenya, Nigeria and South Africa in 2019 demonstrate that while many intermediaries continue to ‘connect producers and consumers’ and perform ‘taste-making’ roles, others provide supports and services which enable and sustain creativity including space, finance, training and business advice. Ultimately, the chapter highlights the need to revisit the concept of cultural intermediaries and for further research which considers sector specificity and local contexts.
|Title of host publication
|Culture, Creativity and Economy
|Subtitle of host publication
|Collaborative Practices, Value Creation and Spaces of Creativity
|Taylor and Francis Ltd
|Number of pages
|Published - 1 Jan 2021