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CCI Director's News - April 2012

Publication date: 
3 April 2012
Type: 
commentary

Welcome to our first CCI newsletter for 2012. The Centre has been quick out of the blocks to start the year, with many publications out, a number of events already held, and plenty more to come. It’s shaping up as an even busier year than 2011, itself a truly impressive year of achievement, as showcased in the recently released CCI Annual Report (available at www.cci.edu.au/reports/2011.pdf )

The CCI narrative: research for a creative Australia

Publication date: 
24 August 2011

Essentially, the story of the CCI has been to give substance to the link between creative industries and innovation, to explore its implications for our core academic discipline fields and several policy domains and, working with industry and community, to assist in its application in practical circumstances. In short, it has sought to mainstream innovation in and through the creative industries for policy consideration, deepen it for academic engagement, and apply it for industry and community benefit.

Why the bloody hell live there? – First estimates of a Cultural Consumption Price Index by Australian region

Authors: 
Trent MacDonald
Publication date: 
1 April 2010
Type: 
report

We propose a method to construct a price index of cultural consumption in geographic space. The index – the CCPI – is calculated from a standardised cultural consumption basket purchased by a representative consumer over 30 locations in Australia, using 2010 price data. We use a full cost method (direct plus indirect cost) to estimate the index value of the cultural consumption basket.

Not rocket science: a roadmap for arts and cultural research and development

Authors: 
Hasan Bakhshi, Radhika Desai and Alan Freeman
Publication date: 
1 March 2010
Type: 
report

This paper proposes that publicly funded arts and cultural organisations should aspire to, and be funded to, engage in Research and Experimental Development (R&D), particularly that which aims at innovation, that is, new social application.

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