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Creative economy

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...
Report

'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.
Report

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...
Report

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...
Report

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.
Report

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.
Report

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.
Report

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.
Report

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.
Report

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

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.
Report

Contribution of the arts and culture industry to the UK economy

Outlining the economic and social contributions made by the arts and culture industry, this report also considers the dynamic role that arts organisations play in acting as incubators and contributing to local area regeneration.
Report

Creative economies in the Indo-Pacific and COVID-19

CSIS spent the past year studying how Australia and India have grown their creative sectors and consider how foreign assistance and development aid tools can help other Indo-Pacific countries build capacity in their creative economies. This report focuses on four major creative industries—film and television...
Report

Behind the scenes: drivers of arts and cultural policy settings in Australia and beyond

This report draws on 70 years of Australian and international arts, cultural and creative policies. Four key policy drivers are brought centre stage, making them clearer and more accessible so that a wider range of people can take part in informed discussion about Australia’s cultural...
Strategy

Creative industries strategy NT 2020–2024

The purpose of this strategy document is to provide a framework for a more strategic and coordinated approach between the public, private and not for profit sectors for the development of the creative industries in the Northern Territory.
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

Making sense of the termination right: how the system fails artists and how to fix it

The termination system was designed to protect authors and their heirs against unprofitable or inequitable agreements. This report explores the right of authors to terminate a copyright license or grant and regain rights in their works—even if their contracts contain language to the contrary.