Economic dimension of the non-profit cultural sector musical societies in the Community of Valencia

Abstract

The socio-cultural relevance of the Musical Societies in the Valencian Community is evident, where there are currently 529 bands, 138,753 members, 39,015 federated musicians and with the capacity to offer musical education to a similar number of students. Currently, international scientific literature is increasingly focusing on the relationship between culture and territorial development, where creativity and socio-economic innovation act as important vectors for social cohesion and the generation of employment. From this perspective, the case study of Musical Societies is of particular interest, even more so if we consider the scarcity of economic information available on the subject. In this article we approach their economic dimension as a first step towards the study and assessment of the impact of these cultural organisations on regional development processes. Specifically, based on estimates made using regression methods, a global vision of production, added value generated and employment for the musical societies as a whole is presented for the year 2009.

Journal Article Journal CIRIEC - España. Revista de economía pública, social y cooperativa Volume Abril 2013 Issue 77 Pages 213-236