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to be willing to experiment. Creativity facilitates new ways of thinking and new ways of solving problems – not only in the arts and cultural fields but in urban development and renewal. energy and leadership. will. build the economy and strengthen local identity.
THE BRISBANE EXPERIENCE
THE BRISBANE WAY
. and in the creation of wealth and social cohesion. resources. Creativity is essential in a rapidly changing world. flexible. foster social inclusion. to discover common threads amongst seemingly disparate influences.contents
A JOURNEY OF CREATIVITY & CULTURE 2 CORE PRINCIPLES 3 OUTCOME AREAS & ASSOCIATED PLATFORMS 6
A Journey of Creativity and Culture
Creative City is Brisbane City Council’s cultural strategy for 2003 – 2008. including the development of major infrastructure such as the Brisbane Powerhouse and Queen Street Mall. facilitate creative thinking. Maximising a city’s creative potential requires certain conditions – the presence of ambition. The challenge for Brisbane is to shape its own creative approach and move beyond established practices to new ways of thinking that will enrich the life of the city. regional and international partnerships and to invest in a dynamic cultural life. Successful modern cities are open-minded. to visualise new futures and to have the courage to act upon those visions. ambitious and able to harness the talent of their regions and beyond. Creativity requires the ability to think through problems afresh. It includes strategies and actions to enliven the city.
Council believes that ‘culture’ can be broadly defined as the full range of practices through which we give meaning to our lives and through which our community expresses its identity. Many of the strategies from that document have been successfully implemented. They have the ability to foster strong cultural identity. Since 1997. to rewrite rules. Inspiring a creative Brisbane is a key theme in Council’s Living In Brisbane 2010 vision and Creative City introduces the next stage in the integration of creativity and culture across Council programs. in ensuring ecological balance and sustainability. the cultural statement Creative Brisbane has directed Council’s development of cultural services in Brisbane. to develop local.
PROVIDING LEADERSHIP Creative City’s aims can only be achieved through shared vision and strong public and private partnerships between a dynamic and committed Council and the State and Federal Governments. E N C O U R A G I N G I N N O VAT I O N The knowledge economy and development of new technologies.innovative thinkers and risk takers interested in contributing to the quality of life of the city. accessible cultural facilities and activities across Brisbane. will require ongoing subsidy. the private sector and creative practitioners of all kinds . Particularly important is the recognition of and respect for Indigenous people’s prior ownership of and continuing association with the land.
“Arts. products and experiences require innovation from all sectors . if truly valued. services. Meeting the needs of young people.Core Principles
In consultation with the community. Council has developed the following principles to foster Brisbane’s creativity.government.
EMBRACING HISTORY The heritage of Brisbane’s many cultural groups is essential to developing the city’s distinctiveness and sense of identity. seniors.
. that not all cultural and creative activities are likely to achieve economic viability. Council recognises. Council is committed to making sure everyone in Brisbane has opportunities to take part in and shape the city’s cultural life. education. culture and creative industries are among the fastest growing sectors of the international economy. and therefore. Council’s task is to provide leadership and to nurture a creative environment that attracts and supports creative people and organisations. Funding bodies such as Council must therefore make balanced judgements about the level of subsidy a community can realistically provide and what activities should attract that investment. culture and creative industries are among the fastest growing sectors of the international economy”. ENSURING ACCESS AND EQUITY Council is committed to providing diverse. It can enable us to understand and respond to contemporary experience and help shape our values and beliefs. I N V E S T I N G I N C U LT U R E Arts. economic and spiritual wellbeing. B U I L D I N G C U LT U R A L C A P I TA L Culture is important for our social. Exploring the richness of local culture will encourage the development of products that are unique to Brisbane and therefore have a competitive market advantage. people with disabilities and people who speak a first language other than English is a priority. science and the arts. however. business.
Outcome Areas and Associated Platforms
Creative City’s Outcome Areas are the result of extensive community consultation and reflection on Brisbane’s character and the aspirations of its people.
Outcome area 1:
BRISBANE’S PEOPLE Platform 1: Vibrant neighbourhoods Platform 2: A city of opportunity
Outcome area 2:
THE BRISBANE EXPERIENCE Platform 3: Celebrating diversity Platform 4: Valuing our heritage and environment
Outcome area 3:
BRISBANE STYLE Platform 5: The arts and creative industries Platform 6: The connected city
Outcome area 4:
T H E B R I S B A N E WAY Platform 7: Culture of innovation and risk taking Platform 8: Investing in people and building capacity
. The Platforms outline project ideas inspired by that consultation and reflection.
C U LT U R A L G R A N T S P R O G R A M S Cultural grants support culturally diverse festivals and projects such as the Buddha Light Festival. book clubs. Darra’s Vietnamese New Moon Festival. C O U N C I L’ S L I B R A R I E S An extensive range of creative programs is linked to libraries including touring exhibitions and multicultural programs. NAIDOC Week and the Zillmere Multicultural Festival. the Children’s Touring Library Series. internationally distributed CD recording. and cultural development projects such as Zoom-Zoom Zillmere.
Council’s support for cultural life facilitates creative activities both in the city centre and in the suburbs. social heritage and environmental projects that cultivate and celebrate a truly diverse and open city. COMMUNITY ART AND HISTORY PROJECTS Suburban Centre Improvement Projects (SCIPs) involve collaborations between artists.
“Brisbane is home to people from an increasingly wide range of cultural backgrounds”.
. Brisbane Stories captures the tales of the city and its diverse heritage including the Chinese Connections project. The Artforce program has seen traffic signal boxes across the city transformed by local artists into colourful and lively canvases for imaginative expression. The Scattered People poetry and music project has involved collaborations between refugee communities. PyjamaRama. Along with its majority Anglo–Celtic and European population. Latin America and the Middle East. It has a major advantage in having one Council for the entire metropolitan area which is able to provide a range of accessible programs across the city.Outcome Area 1:
Like most cities. people from South East Asia. There are great opportunities to draw on Brisbane’s cultural mix by encouraging arts. Storytime. including Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. local artists and Council. communities and design teams to create distinctive local places. Brisbane is home to people from an increasingly wide range of cultural backgrounds. such as the Stylin’Up music event in Inala which provides skills development and training for young people and Indigenous performers. Africa.
Achievements and current activity
C U LT U R A L P R O G R A M S The City Entertainment Program produces events across the city. Brisbane is made up of a patchwork of diverse neighbourhoods and overlapping communities of interest. leading to the release of a website and an award-winning.
with projects accessible to people of all ages and cultural backgrounds. focusing on homes. rented commercial or retail premises or through partnerships with operators of regional shopping centres. Active and Healthy Parks – Support for the development of sport and leisure precincts as lively community places that include public art. Brisbane Outer Fringe Festival (BOFF) – A festival that will support cultural activity across Brisbane’s outer suburbs (currently Algester. recreation and cultural centres in parks. cultural activities. Council will also seek to develop accessible suburban cultural facilities including multi-purpose sport. focusing on homes. streets and local neighbourhoods”. Keperra and Jindalee). including: community involvement in the Museum of Brisbane local festivals and events grants to the community to undertake their own creative initiatives creative programs in libraries. Ways of extending the use of facilities such as Inala Community Art Gallery & Cultural Centre.Vibrant Neighbourhoods Future Direction
People and communities with a strong sense of cultural identity and the skills to express themselves and interpret their experience are better able to manage and shape their city. C r e a t i v e L i b r a r i e s – Extension of the cultural and creative initiatives linked to Brisbane’s libraries. O u r S t r e e t O u r L i f e – A program based in libraries in which professionals such as architects. Carina.
Vibrant Neighbourhoods will build on popular culture and people’s creativity.
R E A C H O F C R E AT I V E A C T I V I T Y A C R O S S B R I S B A N E C I T Y. Yo u S h o u l d B e H e r e – In partnership with Brisbane businesses. a local film and photography competition in which residents are invited to create images expressing why they love living in their suburb. landscaping and lifestyle activities. Programs will reflect Council’s expansion of its community-based cultural services.
. interior designers and artists work with residents and community groups to: • generate design ideas for domestic structures and spaces such as homes and gardens • explore ideas for public spaces such as their own streets that will reflect the Brisbane lifestyle.
C r e a t i v e C o m m u n i t i e s – A program to help local artists identify communities’ cultural and creative strengths and facilitate local events and projects in Brisbane neighbourhoods.
“Vibrant Neighbourhoods will build on popular culture and people’s creativity. streets and local neighbourhoods. local halls and libraries will also be investigated.
including: Young Brisbane Soundz – A media program that enables young people to access facilities.
RANGE OF SOCIAL GROUPS THAT RECEIVE FUNDING THROUGH COUNCIL’S GRANT PROGRAMS. attract a large cross-section of the community. performing and the visual arts. Brisbane already has several identifiable precincts which support a diversity of cultural infrastructure and activity including South Bank. learn new skills and generate creative work in a range of arts and media formats.
It will also attempt to balance these opportunities for local community participation with the need to concentrate peak activity in defined cultural precincts or hubs. Visible Ink Festival – An extension of this festival to become a city-wide program of events and voice for young people. It will provide a platform for young people to inform and shape Council’s civic and creative programs.
CITY OF CHILDREN AND YOUNG PEOPLE Brisbane’s Creative Strategy for Young People.
A City of Opportunity
A City of Opportunity will ensure that people of all ages across the metropolitan area can participate in cultural and creative activities. LIFESTYLE: Keep Moving – Opportunities for cultural activity that enhances the experience of using public transport in the city and expresses Brisbane’s diversity through storytelling. Out of the Box Festival – Further development of this festival in partnership with Queensland Performing Arts Centre to include citywide activities and events throughout the year. Events at the Brisbane Powerhouse such as the Sacred Music Festival and the biennial Ideas at the Powerhouse festival demonstrate that cultural precincts can. Council will investigate how such programming can be applied to extend the reach and diversity of contemporary art and culture into the mainstream of Brisbane’s community and cultural life. Food Culture – A program that focuses on food to be incorporated into some Creative Library events and local festivals. with an adventurous and wideranging program. It will also include strategies to enhance the child-friendly nature of the city. Fortitude Valley and New Farm.
help make the city an ideal national and international cultural tourist destination. retail business and restaurateurs to help them take advantage of Brisbane’s climate and promote the city’s built environment and open air lifestyle . attracting representatives from over twenty countries. city’s food culture.
Internationally. celebrating the environment and cultural value of the 32km bushland corridor from Camp Mountain State Forest to the Boondall Wetlands. Its subtropical climate and open. The popularity of alfresco dining and increasing interest in inventive cuisine has changed the
Achievements and Current Activity
Major Festivals and Events Riverfestival and its associated events including the Riversymposium have developed a national profile that promotes the city’s major environmental assets and lifestyle. Brisbane has successfully positioned itself as a centre for creative activity in the Asia–Pacific Region. Council is working in collaboration with Brisbane’s Indigenous communities to expand their creative and cultural activities in the city and to explore ways of generating greater social and economic outcomes for Indigenous people. For example. combined with the creativity of the local artists and the large number of outdoor festivals and events. The Asia Pacific Cities Summit was hosted in Brisbane in 1999 and 2003. vibrant colour and open spaces. the coordinated marketing of Brisbane’s major festivals and events could become a major drawcard for increasing visitor numbers. Brisbane’s Living Heritage Network brings together organisations that manage and interpret historic places and heritage collections.Outcome Area 2:
The Brisbane Experience
Brisbane residents have a strong sense of what is unique about the city and Council’s resident survey shows a very high level of satisfaction and identification with the city’s diverse cultural activity. In celebration of Brisbane’s Indigenous cultures. Environmental Events The biennial Mountains to Mangroves Festival focuses on Brisbane’s north. Council will continue to work with property developers.
“The popularity of alfresco dining and increasing interest in inventive cuisine has changed the city’s food culture”.
Opportunity exists to build winter tourist visitation from other Australian cities. Heritage Events The Nudgee Waterholes (Nar-dha) is a significant meeting place and ceremonial site for Indigenous people. friendly atmosphere. Council has helped to develop extensive cultural and environmental infrastructure and programs around the site.
ACTING LOCAL Indigenous Cultural Development – Working with the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander community to implement an Indigenous arts and cultural strategy for the city.
Large and small events alike provide opportunities to celebrate our talents and foster new ways of being creative. culturally sustainable development and urban creativity.
“Creative City places significant emphasis on progressing reconciliation and building cross-cultural understanding”. as well as smaller. with installations at airports. but well-established. PARTICIPATION AND SATISFACTION WITH COUNCIL’S CULTURAL PROGRAM. There is particular potential for cultural groups such as the Indigenous communities and multicultural communities to become more visible in the city’s cultural and civic events. the Asia–Pacific Triennial and the Queensland Biennial Festival of Music.
RESIDENTS’ AWARENESS. Riverfestival. with special emphasis on city governance.Platform 3:
Celebrating Diversity Future Direction
Brisbane is home to a wide variety of interesting and creative cultural events such as the Brisbane Festival. Ideas at the Powerhouse – Continued support for the Ideas at the Powerhouse Festival. How those matters are resolved will be central to the evolution of Brisbane’s collective cultural identity. Issues such as reconciliation with Indigenous people and the difficult situation faced by refugees on temporary protection visas are currently causing division in the community.
We are the people of Brisbane – Engagement of Brisbane artists and designers to create ‘iconic’ signs and artworks that signify and reinforce Brisbane’s openness and diversity. THINKING GLOBAL Innovative Festival Calendar – Implementation of a festivals’ master plan to ensure the effective delivery and marketing of the city’s iconic and niche festivals. Events such as the RiverSymposium and Ideas at the Powerhouse present opportunities to build understanding of contemporary issues relevant to the city’s future and to position Brisbane as an important Pacific Rim centre. community events such as the Vietnamese New Moon Festival and Two High Festival. Creative Democracy – A program involving residents from different cultural backgrounds and generations in developing creative projects that respond to local community issues. interstate rail and bus terminals. Creative City places significant emphasis on progressing reconciliation and building cross-cultural understanding. alongside main interstate highways and in local precincts.
such as the CSIRO.is fundamental to the feel of the city. Story Hall – A program of exhibitions in the City Hall foyer that celebrates our social history and local people. The city’s high level of ecological diversity is another major contributor to the Brisbane experience. using a wide range of creative media.
Culture can play a role in helping to develop a more profound awareness of the city’s ecological character and the need to sustain it. The Museum of Brisbane will emphasise the ways that Brisbane’s cultural and historical identity contributes to the contemporary experience of urban life. churches.
Valuing our heritage and environment
LEVEL OF ECOLOGICAL AWA R E N E S S A N D R E S I D E N T S ’ S U P P O R T F O R S U S TA I N A B L E D E V E L O P M E N T. Celebrating Water – Commissioning of public art that celebrates the role of water in our lives and highlights the changing seasons. Council is committed to ensuring that Brisbane values its environment and its rich history. light and shade. subtropical plants. These projects will aim to protect significant sites for future generations and provide interpretative material to help nonIndigenous people understand Indigenous culture. Brisbane Registers – Documenting of places of social and cultural meaning to Brisbane’s people such as public art.
HISTORY As It Was and How It Is – Working with the Indigenous communities to develop Indigenous history projects. evening light and river reflections. Water. adopting an approach similar to the blending of cultural and environmental agendas on the Nudgee Waterholes project. Greenways Markers – A series of artworks at entrances of cycle and walking trails in Brisbane’s green corridors. Projection and lighting events will highlight the city at night as part of a Central Business District lighting strategy. to promote important urban policy issues such as environmental sustainability.
ART AND ENVIRONMENT New Ways of Seeing – Six-month residencies for artists to work with Council and external partners.
. sunny winters and the steamy summers with their tropical storms . awnings. character housing.Platform 4 :
Brisbane’s subtropical climate the glowing. Reflected-Refracted-Illuminated – Commissioning of permanent and temporary public artworks that play off the quality of Brisbane’s sunlight. Promoting the city’s history and contemporary culture – A strategic partnership with the Maritime Museum to facilitate projects that enhance visitor attraction and education. trees and significant recreational spaces to ensure effective cultural heritage planning. foods and the city’s geographic character are all potential foundations for interesting projects exploring the connections between artistic and cultural life and the natural environment.
The Creative Industries Strategy has identified a number of industry-clusters such as film & TV. V I S U A L A R T. MUSIC AND DESIGN The Queen Street Mall has been refurbished to high architectural and urban design standards.
. providing opportunities for showcasing local arts and culture.Outcome Area 3:
Brisbane’s community is growing in confidence.
“Central to the Brisbane Style is an approach to design and other creative activities such as music. Council will take a lead in demonstrating and supporting innovation and creativity. jewellery and fiction writing which Council will support through the implementation of business strategies. from the programming of cultural festivals and events to architecture. in setting standards for high quality design and in encouraging culturally adventurous projects. fashion and the visual arts that reflect the city’s subtropical character. a partnership between Brisbane Powerhouse and QUT Creative Industries. The REV [Real Electronic and Virtual] music project and festival. with a strong sense of its collective identity and shared values.
Central to the Brisbane Style is an approach to design and other creative activities such as music. COMMUNICATION AND NETWORKING One Book One Brisbane is a bookclub for the whole city. fashion and the visual arts that reflect the city’s subtropical character”. industrial design. It regularly features cultural activities such as aspects of the Straight Out of Brisbane Festival. Council’s Visible Ink youth website provides a digital feedback mechanism for young people to exchange information. the music community and the education sector. A distinctive ‘Brisbane Style’ is emerging in everything. has brought together science.
Achievements and current activity
A R C H I T E C T U R E . Residents vote for their favourite book by an Australian author and the winning book is promoted through a city-wide reading campaign. multimedia.
performers. musicians.Platform 5 :
The Arts and Creative Industries
Creative industries range from fashion.
IMAGINING BRISBANE Museum of Brisbane – Combining social history and the creative arts to deliver an imaginative city wide exhibition program.
GROWTH OF BRISBANE’S ARTS A N D C R E AT I V E I N D U S T R I E S . concentrating related design. Centre for Subtropical Design – A centre to spearhead the development of appropriate design for Brisbane’s subtropical environment and sustainable energy supply systems. the University of Queensland and the Queensland University of Technology to further develop strategies for supporting the growth of local creative industries. filmmakers and painters for works that capture the essence of the city. Council will continue to provide support for the writers. Capturing Brisbane Style – An annual award/ fellowship for Brisbane writers. interior and landscape design to multimedia. manufacturing and marketing businesses. visual and multimedia artists who create the stories that shape the way people feel about the city.
Brisbane is a strong centre for the arts and creative industries within the South-East Queensland region and Council is committed to retaining and developing the city’s creative talent. These industries have a central role to play in the evolution of Brisbane’s urban identity and lifestyle. Council is coordinating research into potential creative industry sectors in Brisbane to inform future development. From its opening in 2003.
. writing and music. C R E AT I V E I N D U S T R Y I N I T I AT I V E S Looking Cool – Support for Brisbane’s fashion industry and emerging designers to create clothes that reflect the Brisbane Style and subtropical living through: • ‘Subtropical Fashion Awards’ in association with the Retail Association of Queensland • the development of a fashion-design cluster and precinct. Creative Entrepreneurs – A new program in which residents from marginalised communities work with local businesses and creative industry groups to develop creative processes and products with commercial outcomes. the Museum will work with Brisbane’s diverse communities to tell their stories. Partnerships have been established with the Queensland Government’s Department of State Development. crafts. photographers.
NUMBER OF EVENTS THAT CREATE OPPORTUNITIES FOR CONNECTION. A connected city will promote participation in creative activities by all residents. including online audio and a booking system for local groups. Strength in Numbers – Continuing support for the development of creative industry precincts and creative industry clustering opportunities. brisbane_style.Platform 6 :
The Connected City Future Direction
Connectedness is becoming increasingly important – globally as well as locally in the physical world as well as in the virtual world.
“A Connected city will promote participation in creative activities by all residents. broadband presents opportunities for presenting real-time global events on the Council website.
.com – An interactive web page for creative industries on ourbrisbane. However.
Envisage Brisbane – An invitation to a local/national/international ‘creator-in-residence’ to bring an international perspective to Brisbane for a year. For example. to be placed in public spaces around the city. especially via its libraries. urban and transport planners. Hence Council has maintained a high level of information dissemination through print material.
This applies not only to public cultural activities such as festivals and events. many of the project ideas in ‘Connected City’ focus on the digital economy and multimedia as areas that have considerable potential to expand networking across Brisbane. With studio and exhibition support. but also in more general terms to the information flow between Council and its government and private sector partners. not everyone has personal access to computers or feels comfortable accessing digital information. In addition to the coordination of public infrastructure. culture and events • streaming of digital artwork by local artists and students. Good communication will ensure people know what is planned and what is happening.com that features Brisbane products and provides a portal for networking across the industry. providing: • multi-lingual community and tourist information • features on local history. the artist will produce a body of work about the city and run master classes and workshops. event and venue siting will become important considerations for cultural. regardless of their geographic location”. regardless of their geographic location.com – A web page that features Brisbane’s musicians and sound artists. Therefore the integration of public transport. Critical Massing – Working with the universities to host creative industry forums that build the capacity of local industries. Potential partnerships with other local councils in the region will be investigated to maximise opportunities for SouthEast Queensland’s creative and cultural industries. COLLABORATION AND INNOVATION. Out and About – Development of the existing and a new series of digital info-kiosks with touch-screens.
and the Valley and City Malls marketing agencies. Through its grants program it has supported communities to find cultural expression. community and the private sector. These investments need to be further developed in a strategic way to ensure they support Council’s Creative City priorities. and to unlock the creativity of one of the fastest growing.Outcome Area 4:
The Brisbane Way
Creative City aims to influence Brisbane’s social. Council and the State Government are working together to ensure city and state policies do not duplicate or work against each other.
Achievements and current activity
FA C I L I T I E S A N D P R O G R A M S The Brisbane Powerhouse with its distinctive architecture and innovative programming has provided Brisbane with a new cultural hub which has become an icon for the city. The development of a creative city relies on strategic partnerships between government. cultural and employment centre. The building won the Queensland 2003 Architecture Award and its programs such as Worldbeat are prominent in the city’s cultural life. environmental and economic planning. including the Moorooka Street Festival and the Wynnum Jazz Festival. FUNDING AND GRANTS Significant increase to funding for Council’s Local Festival & Cultural Grants has encouraged festivals and cultural projects in suburban centres. Council has created Brisbane City Marketing. especially in support services such as business development.
. networking and marketing. P O L I C I E S A N D S T R AT E G I E S Film Friendly SEQ – a joint strategy between the South-East Queensland Regional Organisation of Councils and the Pacific Film & Television Corporation – has been developed for streamlining permit processes to make it easier to attract film production to the region. as well as responding to identified community needs. This new entity has been responsible for the development of the new ‘Brisbane – it’s happening’ brand which has led to significant advances in tourism and marketing partnerships. The Brisbane City Plan land use plan recognises the importance of cultural precincts and includes measures to strengthen Fortitude Valley’s role as a commercial. bringing together Brisbane Marketing.
Over the last few years Council has made a significant investment in flagship cultural facilities and infrastructure. ‘can do’ cities in Australia.
Council administration architectural projects. Given the high concentration of creative industry practitioners.
“Council’s aim of developing a growing and sustainable creative climate depends on nurturing innovative thinking and encouraging managed risk taking”. nationally and internationally as an organisation that champions imaginative ideas. centre and other Design and Creativity – Research into a new mechanism to fund creative thinking. Council will become known locally.
EXEMPLARY DESIGN STANDARDS Leading by Example – Encouragement of artists and architects to work collaboratively to deliver exemplary urban designs for the new
Culture of Innovation and Risk Taking
Council’s aim of developing a growing and sustainable creative climate depends on nurturing innovative thinking and encouraging managed risk taking. exemplary subtropical design and public art which promotes the ‘Brisbane Style’ in the built environment. organisations.
Council will promote retention of live music venues and affordable artist studios in Fortitude Valley.
VARIETY OF FUNDING PROGRAMS TO THE CULTURAL SECTOR. POLICY DEVELOPMENT Creative City Map – Mapping and promotion of Brisbane’s cultural tourism sites including interesting locations which often remain hidden. Public Art Policy – A new public art policy and commissioning approach that will ensure highquality outcomes that reflect the ‘Brisbane Style’ and increase the number of temporary public-art projects in the city. retail outlets and music venues in these areas. Council will work to ensure that any redevelopment supports and enhances these industries. CHALLENGING PERCEPTIONS City Thinkers – In partnership with the Brisbane Institute. cultural initiatives. Shapin’ Brisvegas – A summit where young people talk to civic leaders about their ideas and issues on public space planning and design. the development of a program of master classes and forums for national or international thinkers to discuss creative options for the city’s future.
incubation. as well as public spaces such as malls and parklands. Great Ideas Awards – A program for recognising and rewarding creativity within Council and the creative industries. WORKING TOGETHER Creative Advisory Panel – Replacing the existing boards with a panel of cross-disciplinary appointees to advise Council on the city’s creative directions and programs. systems of support and recognition for achievement. cultural heritage. It includes training. Council already manages significant cultural infrastructure such as the Brisbane Powerhouse and City Hall.
The Brisbane Way outcome area focuses on nurturing. to coordinate current policy on festivals and events. supporting and rewarding people’s creativity. as well as opportunities to develop greater understanding of communities and their cultural identity. Creative Industries Revolving Advance Fund – A loan fund to support creative projects that have the capacity for economic return and repayment of the capital investment. City–State–Commonwealth – Improving Council’s partnership with Arts Queensland and the Australia Council for the Arts.
Investing in People and Building Capacity
Through a series of internal partnerships. and research into potential rental subsidy schemes. Working in Brisbane Register – A register that identifies affordable studio space for artists and creative industry companies.Platform 8 :
Creativity requires a culture of innovation. Council is exploring creative partnerships with regional shopping centres to deliver better social outcomes as well as providing local entertainment. organisations and communities to facilitate creative thinking and connections. For example.
. C O U N C I L C A PA C I T Y City Animation – Building on the success of the onestop-shop for filmmaking in Brisbane and investigating a similar initiative to manage Council’s various permit requirements for festivals and events. creative business development. brokering and network assistance. It is developing the Museum of Brisbane and Council is also building partnerships aimed at creating more local centres for creativity.
NUMBER AND QUALITY OF CREATIVE CULTURAL PARTNERSHIPS WITHIN AND EXTERNAL TO COUNCIL.
INVESTING IN PEOPLE Tools for Creativity and Cultural Literacy – Training opportunities for people involved in creative sector organisations to help them build their knowledge base and develop creative thinking. involving new ways of working in partnership with individuals. community cultural development and public art. Investing in people and building capacity extends beyond Council.