Creative industries have their origin in individual creativity, skill and talent. They have the potential to create wealth and jobs through the generation and use of intellectual property. Creative industries can include music, performing arts, film, television, radio, advertising, games and interactive content, writing, publishing, architecture, design, and visual arts.
The department administers policies and programs to develop creative industries and encourage the cultural sector’s engagement in the digital environment.
Creative industries development
Strategic Digital Industry Plan
In August 2011 Arts Minister Simon Crean released a Strategic Digital Industry Plan that recognises the significant contribution of our creative industries sector and its importance in the digital age to our economy and culture.
Creative Industries Innovation Centre
In February 2009 the Minister for the Arts and the Minister for Innovation launched the $17 million Creative Industries Innovation Centre.
The national centre is hosted by the University of Technology Sydney and will provide emerging creative businesses across the country with access to a world-class business advisory and development network.
Creative Digital Industries National Mapping Project
The Creative Digital Industries National Mapping Project is a three-year study that determined the size and growth of the creative industries in Australia, both by the number of creative businesses and the size of the creative workforce.
Cultural sector engagement in the digital environment
Cultural Ministers Council Creative Innovation Economy Roundtable
In February 2008 the Cultural Ministers Council Creative Innovation Economy Roundtable reported on opportunities for the creative sector’s engagement in the online, broadband and mobile digital environment.