The arts and Australia's national innovation system 1994 - 2008 arguments, recommendations, challenges

Haseman, Brad & Jaaniste, Luke (2008) The arts and Australia's national innovation system 1994 - 2008 arguments, recommendations, challenges.

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Abstract

Based on 15 years of arts and innovation literature, this paper explores the central proposition that the arts sector - particularly the performing arts, visual arts and crafts, new media arts and creative writing - should be included in Australian Government innovation policy development and play a significant role in national innovation.

After a brief overview of innovation policy and the national innovation systems approach in Australia, we examine the marginal place of the arts in Australia's innovation agenda and various attempts to include them. We identify the principal voices that have argued for arts and innovation development: the humanities, arts and social sciences (HASS) sector, digital content industries, arts education and university research, and new media arts. After three main periods of arts and innovation policy activity from the mid.1990s (when the importance of innovation as a key driver of Australia's prosperity was recognised) to early 2008, a fourth period has opened up as part of the Australian Government's Review of the National Innovation System in 2008.

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ID Code: 80785
Item Type: Report
Refereed: Yes
Keywords: Innovation Policy, Arts, Culture, Innovation Systems, Australia
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > STUDIES IN CREATIVE ARTS AND WRITING (190000) > PERFORMING ARTS AND CREATIVE WRITING (190400)
Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > STUDIES IN CREATIVE ARTS AND WRITING (190000) > VISUAL ARTS AND CRAFTS (190500)
Divisions: Past > Institutes > Institute for Creative Industries and Innovation
Deposited On: 20 Jan 2015 06:19
Last Modified: 22 Mar 2016 04:33

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