Australian Cultural and Creative Activity: A Population and Hotspot Analysis: Geraldton

Greg Hearn, Marion McCutcheon, Mark David Ryan, Stuart Cunningham

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Grassroots arts connected to economy through start-up culture Geraldton is a regional centre in Western Australia, with 39,000 people and a stable, diverse economy that includes a working port, mining services, agriculture, and the rock-lobster fishing industry (see Appendix). Tourism, though small, is growing rapidly. The arts and culture ecosystem of Geraldton is notable for three characteristics: - a strong publicly-funded arts and cultural strategy, with clear rationales that integrate social, cultural, and economic objectives- a longstanding, extensive ecosystem of pro-am and volunteer arts and cultural workers- strong local understanding of arts entrepreneurship, innovative business models for artists, and integrated connection with other small businesses and incubators
Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationAustralia
PublisherQueensland University of Technology
Number of pages25
Publication statusPublished - 19 May 2020
Externally publishedYes


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