South African Cultural Observatory National Conference
arts & culture
Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University

MEASURING & VALUING SOUTH AFRICA’S CULTURAL & CREATIVE ECONOMY

Andres Gribnicow

Andres Gribnicow, is responsible for the National Directorates of Creative Industries, Cultural Entrepreneurship and Cultural Innovation and has vast experience in the management of cultural, social and economic projects related with NGOs, public and private art and design organisations. He is also Undersecretary of Creative Economy, in the Ministry of Culture. His paper which examines the ‘Creative Argentinean’ and calls for the promotion of talent and creativity as engines of economic development in the country, stands to provide some interesting perspectives regarding the cultural economy of the global south.

He graduated in Art and Cultural Management in the National University of Tres de Febrero, Buenos Aires, Argentina. He has vast experience in integral management of cultural, social and economic projects related with NGO´s, public and private organizations of art and design. He has worked as a manager in various well known cultural institutions such as Recoleta Cultural Center (1997-2004), Metropolitan Design Center (2004-2007), Amalia Lacroze de Fortabat´s Art Collection (2007-2009), the International Commerce and Foreign Affairs Ministry (2010), Villa Ocampo - UNESCO (2004), Konex Cultural City (2008-2010), Buenos Aires`s Park of Memory (2011-2015), Buenos Aires International Design Festival (2011-2013), National Bicentenary House (2008), Tigre’s City Government (2010-2013), between others. He has taught in the Cultural Management and Administration careers in the National University of Art (UNA), University of Palermo (UP) and National University of Tres de Febrero (UNTREF). During 2015 he was the Secretary of Culture of the City of Vicente López, Buenos Aires.

Andres Gribnicow