The CI Ecosystem in NSW

                                                       (relationships between things matter)



A strong and vibrant ecosystem fosters dynamism between and across the different strata of the creative industries and the broader economy.

The creative industries and its wider ecosystem of suppliers, distributors and customers, while connected to, is distinct from cultural institutions and activities.

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Creative practitioners and their agents inform and contribute to every aspect of our lives, from what we wear, how we live and communicate to how we entertain ourselves and what interests we pursue.

The NSW government’s Department of Industry defines the Creative Industries as,

“those industries which have their origin in individual creativity, skill and talent and which have a potential for wealth and job creation through the generation and exploitation of intellectual property”

and recognises nine creative verticals:

  • advertising
  • built environment
  • design
  • music
  • performing arts
  • publishing
  • screen
  • radio
  • visual arts

The unique strength of the creative industries is; how well the different ‘players and parts’ interact.

The forces that inform the CI Ecosystem in NSW are:

  • structural
  • competitive
  • regulatory
  • commercial
  • educational
  • markets
  • supply chains
  • and the skills base of the companies and individuals in the

The NSW creative industries, as a sector, is larger than both mining and farming. Source: CIIC, 2013, Valuing Creative Enterprise Report




Last updated July 4, 2017
Image attribution: KINDRED

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