Creative economy

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Developments in Web3 for the creative industries

Web3 is an online ecosystem based on blockchain technologies, involving peer-to-peer transactions and coordination tools. This report examines the what, why, who and where of Web3 for the cultural and creative industries, using examples from visual art, music and games.
Draft report

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander visual arts and crafts: draft report

This draft report examines the value, nature and structure of markets for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander arts and crafts, and makes preliminary recommendations to the Australian government to address deficiencies in these markets.
Report

Solid lines: fostering First Nations access, participation, and representation in the design and commercial art industries in Australia

This report highlights current considerations in enabling First Nations creatives to engage with commercial art and design industries in culturally safe and supported ways. Its purpose is to explore potential pathways to improve the participation and representation of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander creatives within...
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The culture fix: creative people, places and industries

As national and local governments reconsider growth models in the wake of COVID-19, cultural and creative sectors can be a tool for a resilient recovery. This report outlines international trends with new data, including at subnational scale. It addresses issues in cultural and creative sectors...
Conference paper

Placing production in urban cultural policy: the locational patterns of cultural industries and related manufacturing

By fixating on a narrow geographic area, policymakers have overlooked the functional diversity and spatial extent of arts and cultural clusters in large metropolitan regions. We call attention to these industrial and geographic oversights in policy by examining the intersection between cultural industries and urban...
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'Creative Hotspots' in the regions: key thematic insights and findings from across Australia

This publication outlines the findings from the 'Creative Hotspots' project, which investigated the contemporary dynamics of cultural and creative activity in largely regional and non-capital cities and towns across Australia before the outbreak of COVID-19.
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COVID-19 vaccination rates and Victoria’s arts sector

This research paper provides a snapshot of the state of Victoria’s arts and entertainment sector between October 2021 and mid-January 2022, as restrictions eased in line with vaccination rates rising. It also explores how state and local governments in Victoria implemented policy and allocated finances...
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Reshaping policies for creativity: addressing culture as a global public good

This report provides a global overview of the state of the cultural and creative sectors, through insightful new data that shed light on emerging trends at a global level, and puts forward policy recommendations to foster creative ecosystems that contribute to a sustainable world by...
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The big picture 2

This report provides an updated overview of cultural expenditure trends in Australia between the 2007–08 and 2019–20 periods, drawing on a new release of Australia’s most comprehensive dataset on cultural funding by governments.
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COVID-19 response impacts report 2020/21

The Arts and Culture COVID Recovery Programme was designed to deliver short-term relief as well as longer-term support for the arts and culture sector, which was hit hard by COVID-19. This document reports on the programme's impact.
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Sculpting a national cultural plan

This inquiry report asserts that a healthy, sustainable arts industry will allow Australia’s creative and cultural industries and institutions to emerge from the COVID-19 public health emergency and allow Australia’s arts to reach new heights.
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Creativity at the crossroads? The creative industries in Western Australia

This report explores the contributions that the creative industries sector makes to Western Australia’s economy and society, and the strengths, opportunities and challenges faced by creative entrepreneurs and workers in the state.
Book

Creative frictions

Despite over 30 years of arts and cultural policy attention, there remains a widespread view among the general public and artists alike that creative production does not reflect Australia’s culturally diverse population. This book explores the relationship between visionary aspects of practice and policy.
Report

Creativity in crisis: rebooting Australia’s arts and entertainment sector after COVID

This report reveals the ongoing and devastating impact of COVID-19 on Australia’s arts and entertainment sector and provides a series of recommendations to government that would reboot the creative sector after the crisis subsides.
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In real life: mapping digital cultural engagement in the first decades of the 21st Century

Digital technology has profoundly altered our world and daily lives, including the ways we engage with arts and culture. This report explores ways to conceptualise arts and cultural participation in an environment increasingly influenced by digital technology.
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New realities: activating the potential for the creative industries and tourism in regional South Australia

This report draws on interviews, site visits and international research to examine the potential of augmented, virtual and mixed reality tourism experiences within regional areas of South Australia.
Briefing paper

Transitioning young people to education and employment through arts-based social enterprises

The briefing draws upon the expertise of RMIT’s education, art and social science research community to inform policy makers on opportunities and challenges for arts-based social enterprises (ASEs) in supporting the engagement, well-being, education and employment pathways of marginalised young people, while trading creative products...
Report

The Internet of Things

The Internet of Things (IoT) presents exciting opportunities to reimagine the way that we live in our cities and regions. This report examines current and future IoT applications in cities and regions, including public service delivery, healthcare, transport, advanced manufacturing, freight and logistics and the...
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Australia’s cultural and creative economy: a 21st century guide

This report on the cultural and creative economy explains why making an Australian National Arts, Culture and Creativity Plan now will unleash opportunities for Australians to participate in and contribute to the economy and society in the 21st century.