Creative Industries : A New Direction?
O'Connor, Justin (2009) Creative Industries : A New Direction? International Journal of Cultural Policy, 15(4), pp. 387-404.
This paper looks at the work of the ARC Centre for Creative Industries and Innovation at Queensland University of Technology. They have attempted to deal with some of the definitional and policy ambiguities surrounding the DCMS’s re-branding of ‘cultural industries’ as ‘creative industries’. The paper focuses on three central claims. First, that Art falls outside the creative industries; second, that the creative industries moves beyond a cultural policy paradigm towards that of innovation systems; third, that the notion of ‘social network markets’ represents the central defining characteristic of the creative industries. The paper suggests that the attempt to separate out art and culture from the creative industries is misplaced and represents a significant shift away from a longer trajectory of ‘cultural industries’ policies with some damaging consequences for cultural policy and creative businesses.
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|Item Type:||Journal Article|
|Subjects:||Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > STUDIES IN CREATIVE ARTS AND WRITING (190000) > OTHER STUDIES IN CREATIVE ARTS AND WRITING (190999)|
|Divisions:||Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Creative Industries Faculty|
Past > Institutes > Institute for Creative Industries and Innovation
|Deposited On:||18 Mar 2010 16:08|
|Last Modified:||01 Mar 2012 00:08|
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