Cultural Policy & Creative Industries

Creative industries add both economic and cultural value to society by generating knowledge, information and artefacts through creative practice and production. Resources in this collection focus on work by and about the cultural sector, including galleries, libraries, archives, museums, publishers, film and performing arts organisation and arts funding and advisory bodies. Additionally the collection considers the broader creative economy including advertising, arts, television, music, crafts, fashion, research and development, radio, journalism, games, software and artistic expression more generally. The compilation of this material is supported by the Division of Education Arts and Social Sciences at the University of South Australia.

Cultural Policy & Creative Industries

Article

15 Jan 2019

This article describes a project investigating the potential and constraints to developing cultural heritage tourism opportunities as a pathway for sustainable development for local communities in the Pacific and specifically in Samoa and Madang, Papua New Guinea.

Report

20 Dec 2018

First Nations art and craft is not simply a collection of design elements in some artistic media presentation. They are in fact a representation of cultural songlines. Art is therefore integral to the cultural identity, stories and history of First Nations peoples. It is about...

Report

15 Nov 2018

This report provides a detailed examination of the live music sector in the Northern Territory.

Report

15 Nov 2018

At a time when all jobs, whether in a coffee shop or a bank, can seemingly be described as creative, you’d be forgiven for thinking the word had lost all meaning in the labour market. However, this first piece of research from the Creative Industries...

Report

9 Nov 2018

Drawing on new survey data this report provides a profile of micro-businesses with 1-9 employees in Northern Ireland in comparison to UK regional, Irish and US benchmarks. The report provides the first evidence on levels of business ambition, resilience and digital adoption for this group...

Guide

31 Oct 2018

The Code for Smart Communities was created to help guide urban development practices in Australia and New Zealand by embracing technology, data and intelligent design as a catalyst for positive change.

Strategy

29 Oct 2018

The Territory Government has released this screen industry development plan, presenting a vision and plan to create more jobs and increase the sustainability and success of local screen businesses. Developed in consultation with the NT screen industry, the three-year plan provides a framework to support...

Strategy

25 Oct 2018

Amid Greater Sydney’s growth in the knowledge economy, the story and importance of our industrial and urban services activities get somewhat overlooked. Data actually tells us that the industrial and urban services sector is growing; becoming more efficient and adaptable, providing more jobs and making...

Guide

How to make an exhibition with your community so people take action on an issue that matters
23 Oct 2018

A community issue exhibition​ uses art and artifacts as a catalyst for community action on a specific local issue.

This model is designed to: ● Invite the general public​ to get involved in making their community better in a targeted way ● Empower community...

Working paper

19 Oct 2018

There is growing interest in quantifying the economic contribution of cultural and creative industries both in Australia and internationally. Measurement of this activity can inform policy makers about how such industries contribute to economic outcomes relative to other industries.

Report

Recommendations of the Film Industry Working Group to the government
17 Oct 2018

The Film Industry Working Group was set up at the beginning of this year with representation from across the screen industry, Business New Zealand and the Council of Trade Unions. This report provides recommendations on restoring collective bargaining rights to film production workers.

Discussion paper

15 Oct 2018

Funding support for the Major Performing Arts companies (MPA companies) is provided by the Australian and state governments under the MPA Framework. This paper proposes a range of features to strengthen those arrangements, which will provide an opportunity to create an enhanced framework that is...

Strategy

12 Oct 2018

This new, creative strategy takes a 10-year view on how the City of Melbourne can integrate creativity into everything we do – not as an add-on, but planned from the start of a project, development or activity.

Discussion paper

8 Oct 2018

This discussion paper is designed to inform the national consultation process about the value, role, scope and form of a National Indigenous Arts and Cultural Authority (NIACA).

Strategy

4 Oct 2018

Developed in consultation with the Pacific Arts community, this strategy sets out Creative New Zealand's priorities for investment in the development of Pacific Arts over the next five years.

Audio interview

1 Oct 2018

How do we decide the value of art? And who is best equipped to do so?

Report

1 Oct 2018

Historic buildings form an important part of how people perceive and value their local area. This is recognised in the planning regime, where they receive protection through the designation of listed building and conservation area status. Some public-sector funding exists in the form of grants...

Report

28 Sep 2018

The creative industries – the media industries, arts and services like design and architecture – have been the focus of policy attention, support and funding for some two decades and more. And not just in the UK. This is a global phenomenon with governments across...

Report

Information, insight and observation for the benefit of donors and fundraisers
26 Sep 2018

The concept of a charitable organisation may need to be reimagined, as governments look to pay for success, donors move away from hand-outs and charity leaders have begun to reposition their organisations as sustainable social enterprises, according to this report.

Journal article

24 Sep 2018

This article explores how cultural heritage institutions have ordered and regulated contact with their publics via a negotiation of different visual communication technologies.