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Cultural Asset Mapping for Planning and Development in Regional Australia

Funding: 2008: $103,000
2009: $110,000
2010: $115,000
2011: $138,000
2012: $120,000

Project Member(s): Ashton, P.

Funding or Partner Organisation: Australian Research Council (ARC Linkage Projects)
Australia Council for the Arts (Australia Council of the Arts)
Local Government & Shires Association of NSW
Regional Arts NSW
Central Darling Shire Council
Wollongong City Council
Armidale Dumaresq Council
Uralla Shire Council
Wodonga City Council (City of Wodonga)
Canberra Arts Marketing
Albury City Council

Start year: 2008

Summary: At a time when the environmental, social and industrial bases of regional life are changing markedly, planners and arts workers are noting that innovations in cultural consumption and creative practices offer opportunities for the revitalisation of some Australian regions. Fostering collaborations with peak cultural bodies, local councils, creative communities and three universities, this Linkage Project collects and analyses vital data about creativity, development and productivity in Regional Australia. The project maps and analyses a carefully inter-related set of regions, thereby generating knowledge plus academic and local training that will be vital to the urgent policy and planning decisions that are looming for regional Australia.

Keywords: cultural mapping, regional development, creative industries, the arts, cultural tourism,

FOR Codes: Socio-Cultural Issues in Tourism, Regional Planning, The Creative Arts (incl. Graphics and Craft), Urban and Regional Studies (excl. Planning), Social and Cultural Geography, Historical Studies