Creative Australia

It’s what we’ve all been waiting for! The National Cultural Policy Creative Australia


Have you read it yet? What do you think?




Creative Australia celebrates Australia’s strong, creative and inclusive culture. It describes the essential role arts and culture play in the life of every Australian, and how creativity is central to Australia’s economic and social success: a creative nation is a productive nation.

Creative Australia comes at a time when transformative technological changes touch every aspect of artistic and creative endeavour. The policy builds on the successful government strategies of the past 40 years that have helped develop confidence and innovation in the arts, heritage and in creative industries.

This policy has five overarching goals, developed in close consultation with the community it serves. These goals articulate the future this policy will enable: the centrality of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultures; the diversity of Australia and the right of citizens to shape cultural identity; the central role of the artist; the contribution of culture to national life and the economy; innovation and a digitally enabled creative Australia.



Recognise, respect and celebrate the centrality of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultures to the uniqueness of Australian identity.


Ensure that government support reflects the diversity of Australia and that all citizens, wherever they live, whatever their background or circumstances, have a right to shape our cultural identity and its expression.


Support excellence and the special role of artists and their creative collaborators as the source of original work and ideas, including telling Australian stories.


Strengthen the capacity of the cultural sector to contribute to national life, community wellbeing and the economy.


Ensure Australian creativity thrives here and abroad in the digitally enabled 21st century, by supporting innovation, the development of new creative content, knowledge and creative industries.

On April 4, GOMA will host a chat with Julianne Schultz, Wesley Enoch, Linda Jaivin and Michael Wesley on art, policy and new horizons.

1 Response to “Creative Australia”

  1. 1 antmck
    March 13, 2013 at 6:46 pm

    Great to see that our own FLOATING LAND copped a mention!!

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