Street dancers wearing face masks dance the tango in Madrid, Spain, Dec. 16, 2020.
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Governments, universities and creative companies that have experienced growth in the pandemic should play a role in long-term collaborative strategies to support artists and small arts companies.
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Lots of creatives will struggle to qualify for the next round of government job support.
Fewer books will be available to South Africans, and the books remaining under copyright will be more expensive, if the country gives in to US pressure to extend its copyright term.
New research from Wales shows the level of concern at what might happen to creative industries after Brexit.
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A survey of creative businesses in Wales reveals concern over labour force, red tape and access to European markets and funding sources.
From 2000 to 2013, less than a third of gendered pronouns within articles (for example, ‘he’ and ‘she’) referred to women.
BeefLedger and QUT work with Mount Gambier High School students on food provenance, IoT and data science.
A project to protect producers from food fraud by verifying and promoting the provenance of the region’s beef exports to China turned out to be a source of creative work in the region as well.
Nearly 70% of dance professionals are women, but none of Australia’s major dance companies has a female art director.
Since 2017, only 13% of full-length works by Australia’s major dance companies have been choreographed by women.
Australians in creative industries have grown to 5.5% of the total workforce.
The federal government should set the country on an innovation path that takes account of where some of the strongest job growth is occurring.
At first glance, old industrial sites, like this one in Carrington Street, don’t look like much. But they provide vital spaces for creative precincts to flourish.
A new project documents who uses urban industrial lands slated for redevelopment. It reveals a vibrant but largely hidden sector at the interface between creative industries and small manufacturing.
The creative economy is failing to live up to the fast-growing, young entrepreneurial image it promotes.
The notion of the creative sector driving fulfilling work as cities shed old industries has worn thin. But those creatives might be delivering value of a different kind, offering a more human future.
Edinburgh is one of the European cities that make the most of their creative and cultural assets.
A comparison of 36 Australian cities finds that, unlike Europe, the data on their creativity and culture are not closely linked to their capacity to generate economic value and social well-being.
How truly innovative are companies like Uber and Airbnb, super-monopolies that capture entire markets by locking vendors and customers into their platforms?
The digital pin-ups’ business models actually inhibit serendipity and, indeed, innovation by absorbing entire markets into the sealed-off space of their platforms.
When the smart city looks inhuman: a robot police officer from Dubai greets guests at last November’s Smart City Expo World Congress in Barcelona.
The corporate world has taken the lead in promoting various creative/smart city visions, which struggle to be inclusive, let alone entrust citizens with control over their lives.
Writing has never been easy, but sending writers out to find new ideas and people might be one way to help.
Writers like Frank Moorhouse and Ben Eltham have proposed new long-term fellowships to support writing. But a better way may be more smaller grants, offering opportunities for travel.
The defining characteristics of our species will make us and our labour relevant in a new era.
At Tolhuistuin, the government provides the land, old building stock and a maintenance budget for a fixed period while the creatives develop the precinct themselves.
When municipal or state governments join forces with smaller creative communities to shape urban regeneration the results can be far-reaching.
City policymakers are realising creative workers don’t have to be permanently clustered together if they can collaborate as needed.
Cities seeking to attract creative industries have relied heavily on the cluster concept. New research suggests a technology-driven transformation of how the sector works calls for a new approach.
Recommendations on intellectual property are likely to be filed away.
The Productivity Commission’s draft report on Australia’s intellectual property system is good. Shame it is likely to be still-born.
Is art being sidelined?
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Art has been sidelined and is in danger of only becoming a subject for the privileged.
Are the terrible working conditions in the creative industries inevitable?
People who work in the arts often accept terrible working conditions and low (or non-existent) pay as the price of admission – and that has a real impact on mental health.