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Power of Art: Can culture have an economic value too?

Experts agree that arts and culture are an important part of the economy - but the precise relationship is complicated.

As governments and organisations increasingly have to justify spending, the big question remains: does investment in the arts stimulate growth, or are the arts the product of economic development?

In Anacostia, a poor neighbourhood in Washington, DC community leaders hope a new playhouse and art galleries will attract other investment. But elsewhere, urban planners are focusing on building a creative environment that doesn't necessarily involve traditional art venues.

The BBC's Jane O'Brien explores the two approaches. Produced for the BBC by Matt Danzico.

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