This paper traces the models of the cultural industries used by the Labour Government during the timeframe and the work of organisations including the DCMS and argues for the systematic approach to modelling currently in development in the Creative Industries Observatory led by the researcher. It also suggests, that the creative industry policy is exclusive and not inclusive, that the definition is pragmatic with no justifiable rationale, and that the data used as evidence to support the policy is unreliable and flawed when placed in the context of sub-sectors, locality and regions. It finds that the introduction of a creative industries policy has inadvertently encouraged an emerging reconceptualisation of the cultural industries. Specifically, culture as business, not the ‘Tate` effect, of aesthetic peer group determined public culture.
The work has contributed for the research to be invited to become an Adjunct Professor at Queensland University of Technology, and advisor on creative industries to the Australian Research Council.
|Type of Research:||Article|
|Keywords/subjects not otherwise listed:||RAE2008 UoA63|
|Your affiliations with UAL:||Colleges > London College of Communication|
|Date:||01 March 2006|
|Digital Object Identifier:||10.3200/JAML.36.1.48-65|
|Deposited By:||INVALID USER|
|Deposited On:||04 Dec 2009 00:06|
|Last Modified:||03 May 2011 15:21|