GETTING STARTED – PART 3/6

CUSTOMIZE YOUR DATA

Once you have defined your region the next step is to select your data settings. CVSuite offers users the ability to define their creative economy definition by choosing the creative industries, occupations, and class of workers. By default the core industry and occupations codes in creative economy will be selected in CVSuite. We also offer other periphery industry and occupations that support the arts, such as culinary industries and construction industries. After you familiarize yourself with the data we encourage you to evaluate the codes we offer and define your creative economy.

You will learn:

  • Where to choose your data settings
  • How to customize your creative economy data

 

Let’s get started! On the dashboard select the data settings link above the right sidebar.

SETTING 1 – CREATIVE INDUSTRIES

Creative industries are the industries producing goods and services within the creative economy. They employ both creative and non-creative workers. For example, a performing arts center will employ dancers and directors and also non-creative occupations such as financial officers. Select the industries your organization supports in the creative economy.

 

SETTING 2 – CREATIVE OCCUPATIONS

Creative occupations are the types of occupations working within the economy that utilize creative thinking, problem-solving, and provide services with artistic merit. These occupations are solely creative and can also be described as being core and periphery to the creative workforce. For example, graphic designers, architects, radio announcers all consider creative occupations. Select the occupations that resonate with the types of constituents your organization support in the creative economy.

 

SETTING 3 – CLASS OF WORKERS

Class of workers represents the types of employment the jobs numbers represent in the data. In your analysis consider whether you would like to capture salaried employment such as full-time workers, self-employed or secondary income from the extended proprietors’ group. The creative economy is known to be a more service-focused economy than a goods-producing one. Because creative workers often have multiple sources of income from supporting jobs and varied project interests, we recommend including all four classes of workers QCEW, non-QCEW, self-employed, and extended proprietors. For other reasons why you would select one or exclude a class of worker, you can find more information at this article.

 

DEFINING YOUR ECONOMY

There currently is not a consensus on the definition of the creative economy in the field which can make it difficult for organizations to talk about the same data and even compare regions to one another. CVSuite gives the flexibility to our users to define their creative economy based on their needs and the region they represent. Code selection is not only defined by your creative economy definition but also the question or research you are trying to answer. Interested in the music sector, select only music related industries and occupations. The power to choose what codes are relevant to your question is an important one and we recommend evaluating the industries and occupations before starting any analysis in CVSuite.

 

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