Latest News

Back to Latest News back

 

Creativity crucial for the future economy

Creativity crucial for the future economy
March 4, 2019

Creative skills are crucial to driving employment and economic growth in Australia, according to new research by the Bureau of Communications and Arts Research (BCAR).

The BCAR’s research paper Creative skills for the future economy analyses the skills and qualifications of people working in creative fields and how these may be used in the future.

Creative skills have a substantial influence on Australia’s economy, with businesses relying on $87 billion worth of creative industries inputs in 2014/15.

The demand for creative skills is expected to increase as the trend to the automation of goods and services continues.

The research paper found the growth of those employed in creative occupations was already growing rapidly, about double the rate of other occupations between 2011 and 2016.

In 2016, 9.5% of those employed in Australia held a ‘creative’ qualification as their highest level of qualification, including communications, information technology and architecture.

The paper finds that creative skills are the backbone of many fast-growing industries and some of the more innovative sectors of the Australian economy such as Information, Media and Telecommunications.

Creativity also supports Australia’s participation in the global economy and enables exports of many goods and services.

Creative skills will be critical to positioning Australia to benefit fully from new technologies and sources of growth.

The full paper can be viewed on BCAR’s website at www.communications.gov.au/bcar

Image: The planned Hedberg Creative Industries Centre in Hobart

Related Articles

13th February 2019 - The City of Perth invites creative and cultural concepts to revitalise its urban spaces

13th December 2018 - Fiona Menzies reappointed as Creative Partnerships Australia Chief Executive

29th November 2018 - Sydney Fringe Festival report highlights the prohibitive restrictions hindering creative industries

29th November 2018 - ICC Sydney introduces a new dedicated Creative Industries Stream

28th June 2018 - Hobart’s Theatre Royal to close for six months for Hedberg creative industries project work

27th February 2018 - Creative Partnership Awards to celebrate leaders who support for the arts

19th December 2016 - Carriageworks to open 12 new artist studios, creative industry and community spaces in January

18th February 2016 - Creative Communities Scheme supports diverse arts projects

12th February 2016 - New Queensland Theatre Company Artistic Director announces groundbreaking creative team

12th December 2015 - Adelaide designated a Creative City of Music by UNESCO

12th July 2015 - Funding to support Queensland’s creative communities

28th May 2015 - Australia Council awards Indigenous creative excellence

14th December 2014 - New minister aims for a more creative Victoria

7th September 2013 - Creative New Zealand awards $19.5 million to the arts

28th May 2012 - Backing for creative festivals in regional Australia

16th March 2011 - Cate Blanchett and Andrew Upton call for a bold, creative Sydney


Asking a small favour
We hope that you value the news that we publish so while you're here can we ask for your support?

The news we publish at www.ausleisure.com.au is independent, credible (we hope) and free for you to access, with no pay walls and no annoying pop-up ads.

However, as an independent publisher, can we ask for you to support us by subscribing to the printed Australasian Leisure Management magazine - if you don't already do so.

Published bi-monthly since 1997, the printed Australasian Leisure Management differs from this website in that it publishes longer, in-depth and analytical features covering aquatics, attractions, entertainment, events, fitness, parks, recreation, sport, tourism and venues management.

Subscriptions cost just $90 a year.

Click here to subscribe.

 

supplier directory

The Complete Guide to Leisure Industry Products & Services.

See the directory see all

LEISURE CONCEPTS AUSTRALIA

Leisure Concepts brings the world’s best fitness equipment brands to Australasia including Eleiko, Atlantis Strength and Merrithew Pilates. With a huge variety of  treadmills,…

read more

Fitness / Recreation / Technology / Wellness

 
 

Rae-Line

Sports Padding At Rae-Line we manufacture high quality sports padding, gym mats, foam mats and protective padding, suitable for a range of different facilities. Our sports padding is…

read more

Attractions / Fitness / Recreation / Safety / Sport

 
 

TouchCloud Global

Activating skyscapes for tourism, art, leisure and living TouchCloud Global (TCg) is a highly specialised international consultancy, broker and principal, devoted solely to activating and energising…

read more

Attractions / Consultants / Recreation / Safety / Tourism

 
 

Smart Connection Consultancy

Smart Connection Consultancy is a boutique sport and recreation consultancy who has become one of Australia’s leading advocates for the use of synthetic sports surfaces as a vehicle to grow…

read more

Consultants / Recreation / Sport / Surfaces

 
 

Clubware

Clubware’s online gym software is not your run of the mill management system. It has been carefully designed to incorporate all the elements that a fitness club would need. How did we do that?…

read more

Access / Billing / Fitness / Recreation

 
 

Supreme Heating

Supreme Heating is a proud Australian owned company specialising in the latest energy efficient heating solutions. Since 1990, Supreme Heating has designed and installed commercial pool heating…

read more

Aquatics / Environment / Recreation

 
 

TECHNOGYM AUSTRALIA

Technogym is the leading company in the Wellness and Fitness field all over the world. With 2,200 employees, 14 branches in Europe, U.S., South America, Asia  and Australia, Technogym exports its…

read more

Fitness / Technology / Wellness

 
 

Fun Wheels Pty Ltd

Fun Wheels Pty Ltd are the premium dealer in Australasia for the Dutch company BERG’s commercial and domestic products. Our flagship product is their revolutionary pedal go-kart – the…

read more

Attractions / Tourism / Venues

 
 
 
 

get listed with our suppliers directory

Get your business noticed in our targeted directory. Viewed by 10,000 industry professionals per week!

list your business