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Rachel Granger

Rachel Granger

Rachel Granger
Reader in Creative Industries

Dr. Granger has helped cities around the world to identify and champion their creative industries.

By mapping and identifying specialisms and talents within the creative sector, she has been able to help organisations to map the economic geography of an area – enabling them to attract inward investment, drive prosperity and shape the identity of place.

Rachel has worked with Creative Scotland, the Western Ireland Development Commission, Province of British Columbia, individual theatre companies, regional development agencies and several London boroughs to conduct impact studies of creative sectors, investigate value chains, and map growth in digital media and arts sub-sectors. 

Rachel is a South East and Midlands Policy Chair for the Institute of Economic Development, works closely with Leicester’s Cultural Quarter and is an international panel member on the European Colloquium on Culture, Creativity and the Economy.

Rachel’s expertise includes:

  • The economic geography of creative industries
  • Developing a creative identity for public bodies
  • Attracting investment for creative work
  • Using emerging technology to support creative work
  • The effect of Brexit on creative industries
  • Cultural gentrification
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