Marcus Westbury has a discussion in The Age about whether the perceived conflict between “arts for art’s sake” and “creative industries” is overstated (link to Marcus’s blog, as this doesn’t appear to be on The Age online site). I include his discussion below.
One point I would make is that the idea that “the industries will take care of themselves” seems odd to me from a policy point of view. It avoids the question of what policy settings enable cultural production
Cultural Policy Lecture
I am doing a lecture tomorrow night for the unit Creative Industries: Theory and Policy, which my colleague Mark Bahnisch co-ordinates at QUT, on the topic of cultural policy. My presentation is below.
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The presentation is timely as I attended the launch of The Cultural Economy. Edited by Stuart Cunningham from QUT, this book is the second volume of a series being edited for Sage by