The cultural and creative industries are defined as those areas of practice that turn original individual creativity into social and commercial outcomes.
They draw on Western Australia’s unique identity to produce new artistic, cultural and aesthetic-functional products and services for local, national and international markets.
The department undertook the first mapping of Perth’s creative industries in 2007 in partnership with the City of Perth, and the Departments of Industry and Resources and Premier and Cabinet.
Then in 2013 the department commissioned a further update with the 2011 Census employment data and published the Creative Industries Statistical Analysis for Western Australia report.
The report provides invaluable information for the State’s creative industries and peak associations. It maps sector employment numbers and growth between the 2006 and 2011 Census. The artforms areas included are music, visual and performing
arts, film, TV and radio, advertising and marketing, software and digital content, publishing, and architecture and design, which includes designer fashion.
An updated report is now available below.
The department has also engaged in two Australia Research Council (ARC) projects:
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