Creativity and creative industries in Cairns: views from the field

Daniel, Ryan (2013) Creativity and creative industries in Cairns: views from the field. Etropic: electronic journal of studies in the tropics, 12 (2). pp. 58-69.

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Abstract

The regional tropical city of Cairns, most well known as a major location for tourism, is also a vibrant creative place in northern Australia. Creativity and the creative industries in Cairns, however, have received little research attention since the turn of the 21st century. Hence, this preliminary study seeks to explore key features of the sector and the participants involved. Survey data was initially obtained from a sample of 78 creative industries stakeholders, after which interviews were held with 20 of these participants to further explore key issues. The findings are significant and which reveal the creative qualities and strengths of the city and its region, a range of impediments to creativity, as well as numerous opportunities to grow the creative industries sector in Cairns.

Item ID: 32337
Item Type: Article (Refereed Research - C1)
Keywords: creative industries; Cairns; creativity, tropics, arts
Additional Information:

This special edition of etropic contains the extended and refereed verisons of papers first presented at the Third Biennial Tropics of the Imagination Conference, 4-5 July 2013, The Cairns Institute, James Cook University, Smithfield, QLD, Australia.

Freely available from publisher website.

ISSN: 1448-2940
Date Deposited: 24 Apr 2014 04:48
FoR Codes: 19 STUDIES IN CREATIVE ARTS AND WRITING > 1999 Other Studies in Creative Arts and Writing > 199999 Studies in Creative Arts and Writing not elsewhere classified @ 100%
SEO Codes: 95 CULTURAL UNDERSTANDING > 9501 Arts and Leisure > 950199 Arts and Leisure not elsewhere classified @ 100%
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