Cultural Policy in Australia to INCLUDE creative industries; including fashion, design, and electronic games!

06Oct11

I know this doesn’t have anything to do with the readings or with the music industry specifically, but I thought it was interesting enough to share!

(My “real” blog post will be coming soon!)

LINK to article: http://www.theaustralian.com.au/news/arts/a-big-thinking-cultural-policy-in-the-offing/story-e6frg8n6-1226157484622

Summary: Australian Arts Minister, Simon Crean, “wants people to have cultural stimulation no matter where they live.”  The new cultural policy 10-year plan will include “not only the traditional arts such as theatre, music and painting but film, television and the internet, school education, cultural tourism and export and the so-called creative industries, including fashion, design and electronic games.”  They see arts government subsidy as “an investment in a business that creates income and jobs.”  Ideally, “the government wants a cultural policy that serves ‘broader social and economic goals’.”

I think this is so interesting!  In the US, the NEA (National Endowment for the Arts) does not fund fund fashion or games (game subsidy is separate!)  Will other countries follow Australia’s example??

-E. Helge

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2 Responses to “Cultural Policy in Australia to INCLUDE creative industries; including fashion, design, and electronic games!”

  1. Thankyou for such informative post, hope we will get more from you. Regards 🙂

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