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Creative workforce

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Creative employment
Creative jobs
Creative occupations
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Report

Supporting culture in the digital age

Prepared between November 2019 and March 2020, this report explores how the digital age has changed the cultural value chain and draws on existing literature and insights, as well as a range of actors from across the cultural ecosystem.
Report collection

Australian cultural and creative activity: a population and hotspot analysis

The creative industries, while not well recognised as such, are strong contributors to local economies. This collection of reports focuses upon a number of specific regions around Australia.
Report

Lessons for building creative economies

This report looks at ways developed and developing country governments can support efforts to strengthen the creative economies in Asia, using Taiwan and Indonesia as case studies.
Report

Shifting the balance: cultural diversity in leadership within the Australian arts, screen and creative sectors

This report provides a starting point for the development of more substantial research into the composition and organisational cultures of creative sector organisations, and the causes for CALD under-representation in these organisations.
Strategy

Greater creative Bendigo

Greater Creative Bendigo embraces cultural and creative industries as fundamental to our city’s liveability and to our future.
Report

A profile of creative professionals

This report finds the majority of creative professionals covered in the survey have difficulty making a sustainable living from their principal artform or creative practice. Most rely on other sources of financial support such as another job or a partner’s income to survive, and most...
Report

Shifting paradigms

Several major themes emerged from the stories of Canadian artists heard during this inquiry, including the increasing value gap, the decline in the artistic middle class, the impact of technology on creative industries and changes in consumer culture.
Report

Public investment, public gain: how public investment in the arts generates economic value across the creative industries and beyond

This report outlines how public investment into the UK’s arts and culture unlocks social, reputational and economic value throughout the creative industries and beyond.
Report

Report on the inquiry into the Australian music industry

Music’s social and cultural value is unquestionable and cannot be overstated. This report primarily focuses on the music industry itself. It considers the regulatory and economic factors that influence the industry, and also examines how best to support the growth and sustainability of the industry...
Policy

Renewing creative Australia: Labor's arts and cultural policy in detail

This resource outlines the ALP's proposed arts and cultural policy for 2019 and beyond.
Report

Crafting self: promoting the making self in the creative micro-economy

The primary aim of this project was to determine how online distribution is changing the environment for operating a creative micro-enterprise, and with it, the larger relationship between public and private spheres. A key research question was - what are the ‘self-making’ skills required to...
Working paper

Creative skills for the future economy

This paper analyses the skills and qualifications of people working in creative fields and how these may be used in the future.
Report

Growing the UK's creative industries: what creative enterprises need to thrive and grow

The creative industries are the fastest growing part of the UK economy. This report aims to get to the heart of the issue: what do creative enterprises understand by growth, how fast are they growing, and what prevents them from growing more?
Report

Creativity and the future of skills

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

Humanities, arts and social sciences (HASS) degrees: powering workforce transformation through creativity, critical thinking and human interaction

In contrast with the ‘technical and specialist skills’ associated with STEM, contributions from graduates of the HASS sector are poorly understood. This report makes the case for a clearer articulation of the value of HASS in the context of Australia’s future workforce.
Working paper

Cultural and creative activity in Australia 2008-09 to 2016-17

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.
Strategy

City of Melbourne creative strategy: 2018-2028

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.
Report

Co-operatives in the creative industries: think-piece

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...
Policy report

Well-being and mental health in the gig economy

A response is needed to the numerous issues spurred by the expansion of the gig economy, where flexible patterns of employment prevail in contrast to permanent jobs. In this context of the exponential growth of the digital economy and underlying business models the largest nationwide...
Data portal

Electorate profiles - arts and culture

This online resource is the latest addition to the Australia Council's strong body of research about the arts, which is publicly available on the Arts Nation research hub. This new interactive resource provides information on arts and culture in each of Australia’s 150 federal electorate...