The cultural and creative industries are more than just buzzwords. They are situated at the core of the creative economy and intersect the arts, economics, culture, industry and technology. The cultural and creative industries are relatively new concepts, which have been adopted in response to rapid technological developments, globalisation and changes to markets, which have blurred the traditional divide between creative and commercial activities.
The cultural industries are defined by UNESCO as:
‘industries that combine the creation, production and commercialisation of contents which are intangible and cultural in nature; these contents are typically protected by copyright and they can take the form of a good or a service. Therefore the cultural industries embody or convey cultural expressions, irrespective of the commercial value that may have.’
In December 2015, The Minister for the Arts released
The strategy articulates 26 actions for growing Tasmania’s cultural and creative industries across six strategic areas:
- Sector leadership
- Building Tasmania’s brand
- Visitor economy
- Industry development
- Innovation, training and education
- Place and participation
The Government has stated that the Strategy will be implemented in consultation with the industry and the Tasmanian community and in partnership with the peak industry body, Tasmanian Creative Industries.