What are the 'creative industries'?
As part of the development of 'Creative State', Victoria's first Creative Industries strategy, Creative Victoria stated:
"Creative industries are an evolving mix of sectors spanning arts, culture, screen, design, publishing and advertising. They cover disciplines as diverse as game development and graphic design, fashion and filmmaking, performing arts and publishing, architecture and advertising, media and music, comedy and craft. They include activities that are commercially-driven and community based, experimental and export-intense."
The South West Coast strategy development will take a similarly broad approach in considering the diverse fields that contribute to cultural, economic and social life in the south west of the state.
Image: Cobden Public Art Project, supported by Corangamite Shire. Artist - Richard Walker. Image by Jo Grant.