Arts and creative industries: A report to Australia Council for the Arts [Yishu zheng ce, guo jia gen da zhong wen hua he xian dai zhu yi]

Michael Justin O'Connor

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This article deals with popular culture in the 1960s and 1970s. It outlines the many challenges popular culture presented to the unitary national cultural policy and to certain elitist tendencies in the realm of arts. The article also describes the emergence of creativity and the creative industries in the 1990s. Then the article relates in detail how the arts and creative industries have been defined by scholars, consultants and policy makers. The article concludes by examining the policy implications of a creative ecosystem applicable to all sectors of the society, and by discussing how these implications both confirm and alter the scope of policy influence from of arts organization such as Australia Council for the Arts.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1 - 68
Number of pages68
JournalMakesi Zhu Yi Mei Xue Yan Jiu Research on Marxist Aesthetics
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 2011
Externally publishedYes

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