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12 Jun 2017

In 2007 US creative cities “guru” Richard Florida was flown up to Noosa to tell the local city council how they, too, could become a creative city.

Noosa was one of a long line of cities across the globe queuing up to pay big bucks to the US-based academic-entrepreneur. “Being creative”...

Book

29 Dec 2016

This book shows that global population ageing is an opportunity to improve the quality of human life rather than a threat to economic competitiveness and stability. It describes the concept of the creative ageing policy as a mix of the silver economy, the creative economy, and the social and...

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Commentary

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01 May 2016

The recently released Productivity Commission report on the Australian intellectual property system is thorough and measured. Its recommendations are far from radical but if implemented would improve the environment for the creation and use of knowledge-based products in Australia. Currently,...

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Conference proceedings

27 Feb 2016

The annual 2015 ACUADS conference was hosted by the School of Art, Architecture and Design at the University of South Australia and Adelaide College of the Arts (TAFE SA). Keynotes were given by Brian Parkes (CEO, Jam Factory) and Nick Mitzevich (Art Gallery of South Australia) and the final...

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Conference paper

31 Jan 2016

This paper reports upon very early findings from a three year ARC Discovery project exploring how online distribution is changing the environment for operating a creative micro-enterprise, with a specific focus on designer-makers. A key research question for the project is: what are the ‘self-...

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Technical report

30 Nov 2015

The arts play a vital role in a culturally ambitious nation. Never before has there been such rapid change driven by creativity and innovation. Never before has there been more engagement, participation or curiosity about art and culture in our everyday lives.

The Technical Appendix...

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Book

30 Sep 2015

Aging populations are a major consideration for socio-economic development in the early 21st century. This demographic change is mainly seen as a threat rather than as an opportunity to improve the quality of human life. Aging population is taking place in every continent of the world with...

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Journal article

24 Jul 2015

Enabled by the global distribution affordances of the Internet, increasing numbers of creative producers of the handmade—the majority of whom are women—are working from home as sole traders. Selling their wares via online marketplaces such as Etsy, such women often do so as a means by which to...

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Video lecture/presentation

12 Mar 2015

A lecture by Dr Mari Elka Pangestu on the role of the arts and culture in the development of Indonesia.

Summary

Development in most Asian countries has taken place through several conventional phases. Economies such as Indonesia have started with agriculture/...

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Research report

04 Mar 2015

This paper provides evidence as a catalyst for informed discussion about arts and culture in Australia.

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Australians value the arts.

A growing number of Australians believe that the arts make for a richer and more meaningful life; they...

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Audio program

20 Oct 2014

Australian popular music is taking the world by storm. At the recent BIGSOUND music conference, some in the industry suggested local music is in a new golden era.  Paul Barclay discusses the state of the billion dollar Australian music industry with a panel of industry insiders...

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Research report

28 Aug 2014

This toolkit is designed to help arts organisations develop or improve their risk management practice.

Purpose

Creative New Zealand commissioned this Risk Management Toolkit (Toolkit) to help managers and administrators in New Zealand arts organisations to develop...

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Video lecture/presentation

24 Jul 2014

What is the future of international cross-cultural relations? And what is the value of creative diplomacy?

Overview

In a world where international political relations are often dictated by a lumbering softly-softly approach, the power of cultural initiatives to...

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Audio program

02 Apr 2014

This symposium was an in-depth exploration of the ARC Centre of Excellence for Creative Industries and Innovation's (CCI) influence, impact and contributions since 2005, as well as its ongoing agenda.

CCI engaged with academic colleagues and industry, government and community partners to...

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Commentary

Article

25 Nov 2013

There’s plenty of discussion about arts funding in Australia – but are we ready to tackle tough questions around the 'value' of the arts? That’s a challenge that will involve scrutinising the 'benefits' delivered by arts programs and rethinking some of our ideas about impact.

Recently...

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Discussion paper

Manifesto

30 Apr 2013

The UK's creative economy is one of its great national strengths, historically deeply rooted and accounting for around one-tenth of the whole economy. It provides jobs for 2.5 million people – more than in financial services, advanced manufacturing or construction – and in recent years, this...

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Journal article

01 Mar 2013

This article examines the renewed popularity of the handmade by examining the current renaissance in the street credibility of previously disparaged women's craft practices, particularly those employing yarn (for example knitting, crochet, needlepoint and weaving) and fabric (sewing, felting)....

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Commentary

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10 Feb 2012

What does ‘creativity’ mean in China today? Is China serious about reforming its cultural and media sectors? Asks Michael Keane for CCI.

How do creative industries function under authoritarian style governance? In 2011 I published two books dealing with the creative...

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Research report

24 Aug 2011

Essentially, the story of the CCI has been to give substance to the link between creative industries and innovation, to explore its implications for our core academic discipline fields and several policy domains and, working with industry and community, to assist in its application in practical...

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Research report

25 Mar 2011

The Creative Economy report card of 2011 is a snapshot of Australian creative economy indicators.

Creative industries are advertising and marketing; architecture and design; visual arts; film, TV and radio; music and performing arts; publishing; software and digital content...

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