Creative industries add both economic and cultural value to society by generating knowledge, information and artefacts through creative practice and production. With this in mind, APO and University of South Australia (UniSA) have joined forces to launch the new Cultural Policy & Creative Industries Collection.
Resources in the collection focus on work by and about the cultural sector, including galleries, libraries, archives, museums, publishers, film and performing arts organisations, as well as 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 collection has been commissioned and supported by the Division of Education, Arts and Social Sciences at the UniSA and is overseen by Professor Susan Luckman, who writes:
‘I would like this resource to be the “go to” reference for key Australian documents on the issue, and on social inclusion and diversity in the Australian cultural and creative industries generally. Reports such as Screen Australia’s Seeing Ourselves: Reflections on Diversity in Australian TV Drama, and Laboratory Adelaide’s and David Throsby’s work on incomes and the working conditions for arts workers will be key here.’
If you have produced research in this area, or know of work we should be considering, please contact Penelope Aitken at APO at firstname.lastname@example.org