The Creative Canberra study is a first-phase environmental scan of the ACT creative industries. It aims to present the current state of the creative economy and its unique competitive advantages, and identify the connections, possibilities and opportunities that can be leveraged to ensure the creative industries grow and prosper for the benefit of these industries and for the benefit of the ACT as a whole.

The Creative Canberra is an ACT Government and University of Canberra partnership. It draws on cross-Faculty expertise from four University of Canberra Research Centres.


The Centre for Creative and Cultural Research: The Centre for Creative and Cultural Research brings together staff, adjuncts, research students and visiting fellows who work on key challenges within the cultural and creative sectors. Cross-cutting research themes include creative interventions for sustainable futures, arts and health, and Indigenous narratives and inclusion.

The News and Media Research Centre: The News and Media Research Centre undertakes research which monitors the impact of digital media technologies on society. The Centre assesses the continuing influence of media content in shaping the way we communicate with each other and understand the world around us, particularly in relation to key issues such as health and the environment.


The Centre for Change Governance: The former Centre for Change Governance was a vibrant research centre located within the Institute for Governance and Policy Analysis (IGPA) and the Faculty of Business, Government and Law (BGL). The term ‘change governance’ is a shorthand for changes in the relationship between governance (how we are governed) and democracy (what it means to participate in the process through which we are governed).

The National Centre for Social and Economic Modelling: The former National Centre for Social and Economic Modelling was an international leader in supporting strong policy through robust evidence. It is known as a national centre of excellence in microsimulation, economic modelling and policy evaluation.
Original languageEnglish
PublisherUniversity of Canberra
Commissioning bodyChief Minister, Treasury and Economic Development Directorate, ACT Government
Number of pages108
Publication statusPublished - 2023


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