Four ‘creative hotspots’ have been identified in Western Australia, by the Queensland University of Technology and the University of Newcastle.
The nationwide three-year project was a partnership between the department, the universities, Arts Queensland, Create NSW, Creative Victoria, and Arts South Australia. It concluded in 2020.
WA’s creative hotspots are, Albany-Denmark, Busselton, Fremantle and Geraldton, all of which have above average creative and innovative growth and potential.
The research, entitled ‘Australian cultural and creative activity: A population and hotspot analysis’ combined population-level statistical analysis and interviews with local creatives.
Detailed reports on each of the four WA hotspots have been published and are available above. These reports provide a detailed analysis of the creative ecosystem in each location and discuss potential reasons behind the higher-than-average creativity that exists there.
The Queensland University of Technology project website also has published the following based on the most recent Census data (2016):
Reports on each of the other creative hotspots across Australia are also available on the Queensland University of Technology project website.
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