Creative Industries Oceania

Oceania | Government

Regional Culture Strategy
Investing in Pacific Cultures 2010–2020

Compiled by the Council of Pacific Arts and Culture and the Secretariat of the Pacific Community.
Download report (PDF): Regional Culture Strategy 2010-2020

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Oceania (sometimes Oceanica) is a geographical, and often geopolitical, region consisting of numerous lands—mostly islands in the Pacific Ocean and vicinity. The term “Oceania” was coined in 1831 by French explorer Dumont d’Urville. The term is also sometimes used to denote a continent comprising Australia and proximate Pacific islands, and is one of eight terrestrial ecozones.

The boundaries of Oceania are defined in a number of ways. Most definitions include Australia, New Zealand, and New Guinea, and all or part of the Malay Archipelago. Ethnologically, the islands that are included in Oceania are divided into the subregions of Melanesia, Micronesia, and Polynesia. Australasia is a region of Oceania: Australia, New Zealand, the island of New Guinea, and neighbouring islands in the Pacific Ocean. The term was coined by Charles de Brosses in Histoire des navigations aux terres australes (1756). He derived it from the Latin for “south of Asia” and differentiated the area from Polynesia (to the east) and the southeast Pacific (Magellanica). It is also distinct from Micronesia (to the northeast).

Member states

Cook Islands
Republic of Fidji
Republic of Kiribati
Marshall Islands
Papua New Guinea
Solomon Islands
Samoa Islands
Tonga Islands
Republic of Vanuatu

Oceania | Associations

The CCI narrative: research for a creative Australia

CCIEssentially, 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. The ‘object of study’ has been arguably more changeable over the period than fields of research intensity such as biotechnology, medical research or IT. Rapid developments, in particular in social media, have occasioned major social, economic and cultural impact. Significant theoretical work has been developed around economics and culture which attempts to feed into this volatile landscape. There is much further to be done. This narrative is organised around the impact or ‘National Benefit’ claims the centre has set itself from day one. These are outcomes-based and thus most appropriate.
Download the full narrative (PDF): The CCI narrative: research for a creative Australia

Creative Industries Innovation Centre to Close

After six years in operation the Creative Industries Innovation Centre (CIIC), a partnership between the Department of Industry and the University of Technology Sydney, will close in April 2015.

The creative industries are made up of small businesses and micro-enterprises, often start-ups, that could previously receive advice from CIIC. The closure now means that there is no source of business advice specifically designed for these businesses. What next? This is the question we will be asking the federal government.

> Australia Council for the Arts : Arts and Creative Industries
> SPC: Valuing Culture in Oceania
> CCI Narrative: Research for a Creative Australia
> Ministry for the Arts: Creative Industries, a Strategy for 21st Century Australia
> Pacific Cultures: Regional Culture Strategy 2010-2020