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Hans Hoegh-Guldberg

Hans Hoegh-Guldberg

Hans founded his own consulting firm, Economic Strategies Pty Ltd, in 1984, following 25 years with larger organisations. He specialised from the outset in applied cultural economics — one of his first major projects was The Australian Music Industry for the Music Board of the Australia Council (published in 1987), which also marks his first connection with Richard Letts who was the Director of the Music Board in the mid-1980s. Hans first assisted the Music Council of Australia in 2000 and between 2006 and 2008 proposed and developed the Knowledge Base, returning in an active capacity as its editor in 2011. In November 2013 the Knowledge Base was transferred to The Music Trust, with MCA's full cooperation. Between 2000 and 2010 Hans also authored or co-authored several major domestic and international climate change projects, using scenario planning techniques to develop alternative long-term futures. He has for several years been exploring the similarities between the economics of cultural and ecological change, and their continued lack of political clout which is to a large extent due to conventional GDP data being unable to measure the true value of our cultural and environmental capital. This was announced as a major scenario-planning project for The Music Trust in March 2014 (articles of particular relevance to the project are marked *, below).

Valuing the Invaluable

Valuing Protected Natural Ecologies Does it Work in a Cultural Context? The Ecology of Culture Research into Cultural Heritage Articles in This Series Author References Valuing Protected Natural Ecologies Revisiting a decade-old report in early March 2015 on the future

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Music Sector Structure for Scenarios

Progress to Date A Dual Purpose Moving on from Global Scenarios Summary of General Scenario Stories A Common Basis for the Music Scenarios Towards the Final Objective Summary of Findings to This Stage Culture Culture and the Music Sector Cultural

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Ideas from Other Global Scenarios

The Music Sector Model is Global Emissions Scenarios Background Scenarios Future of Financial Institutions Scenario Builders’ GFC Summary Scenario Structure Scenario Process Global Europe 2050 Comparison with Music Scenarios Range of “Best” and “Worst” Case Scenarios Final Critical Inputs into

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Trends in the Finances of Australian Symphony Orchestras

Introduction Public Funding Other Revenue Items Expenditure Other Funding Real Change in the Orchestras’ Income A Sting in the Tail Expenditure The Bottom Line Appendix: The 2005 Strong Report Author References Introduction This article is a product of updating Orchestras,

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Scenarios, Virtual History, and Chaos

How Modern Scenario Planning Developed The History Parallel What If Britain had Stood Aside in 1914? An Afterword on Counterfactual History Chaos Theory and the Natural and Social Sciences How Chaos is Changing Perceptions Chaos, History and Scenarios Articles in

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The Australian Live Performance Industry

The LPA Surveys Event Categories Major Arts Organisations in the Annual Survey A Comprehensive Survey Economic Impact Model Concluding the Broader Survey Trends 2004-13 Thumbnail Sketches for 2013 Classical Music Ballet and Dance Opera Theatre Contemporary Music Musical Theatre Festivals

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Foreign Trade in Music Goods

Introduction Australia Cultural Goods Australian Foreign Trade in Services European Community Top World Trading Countries Internet-based Products and Services are Missing Author References Introduction Trends in foreign trade in music goods can be identified from one group, 898, in the

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Cultural Funding by Government

The Data Level of Government A Note on Local Government Heritage and Arts State and Territory Governments Summing Up Heritage and Arts Funding Recurrent and Capital Expenditure Music-related Cultural Funding Author References The Data The Australian Bureau of Statistics has

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Federal Budget Hits Arts, Culture, Heritage and Environment

Overview Budgeted Deficit Reduction Economic Outlook The Uncertainty Issue Estimated Budget Expenses Arts and Culture in the Budget The Environment Budget Australia Council Funding Author References Overview The environment and culture were not the only sectors of the Australian economy

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How to Explore the Cultural Future

Scenarios: A Proxy for Hard Data Scenario Planning and Climate Change Scenario Planning Dimensions for the Music Sector Applying the Art of Strategic Conversation Defining the Project Articles in This Series Author References Scenarios: A Proxy for Hard Data Scenario

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Cultural Capital as an Independent Economic Force

Update Note 17.4.15 What is Cultural Capital? Four Kinds of Economic Capital The Classical View: Physical Capital Human Capital Natural Capital Cultural Capital Insights from the Stern Review on Climate Change Market Failure Equity and Sustainability Ethics and Economics The

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The Music Sector Defined

Preface Added 26 April 2014 How the Concept Originated The Current State of the Model Satellite Accounting and Cultural Activity Cultural Capital and Long-Term Growth Author References Preface Added 26 April 2014 This is the second “original” article in the

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Cultural and Creative Activity in Australia

National Accounts Satellite Data Current Knowledge Base Activities About the Statistics What’s New in the Satellite Accounts? Contribution by Cultural and Creative Activities What Should be Included in These Activities? Putting Figures on Identified Cultural Activities Articles in This Series

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Kowmung: A Classical Music Festival

Introduction The Artists Why Oberon? Kowmung 2002 Audience Survey Contents Number of Concerts Sources of Income The Audience in 2002 Attractions and Strengths Reactions to the Program Mix Local Value of Festival What Happened Subsequently Conclusions Appendix 1 Appendix 2

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European Map of Music Legislation

UNESCO and the European Music Council ”For the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation (UNESCO) music simply is ‘a public affair’. As an intergovernmental organisation, composed of 195 member states, everything this UN agency does has a public incidence,

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Australian Music Festivals

A Comprehensive List Genre Groups Capital City versus Non-metropolitan Location Single versus Multiple Genres Seasonal Patterns Conclusion Author Appendix Table References A Comprehensive List . The longest list of music festivals ever assembled in Australia appeared in Music Forum in

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Australian Music Festivals: Lists

Introduction This is the most comprehensive list of Australian music festivals in existence. The lists below give information about 346 festivals in Australia that program only music, or in which music is a feature. There are lists for nine genre

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Corporate Sponsorships and Private Donations

Outline Major Performing Arts Companies State Distributions: Artform and Turnover Class General Statistics to 2012 States Artforms Company Turnover External Factors Author References Outline Major Performing Arts Companies The Australian Major Performing Arts Group (AMPAG) represents 28 major companies, sorted

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