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Culture or coal? New book banks on creative industries

Creative industries leaders, thinkers and artists will debate some of the burning questions around the arts in Australia while launching a new book this week - Making Meaning, Making Money: Directions for the arts and cultural industries in The Creative Age.

The launch, taking place at the University of Technology, Sydney will be mirrored by a similar debate and launch in London.

An Anglo-Australian production, the collection of essays includes pieces from
fourteen prominent and sometimes controversial Australian and international arts and cultural scholars. The collection was compiled and edited by UTS academic Lisa Andersen and Kate Oakley from City University London.

Making Meaning, Making Money deals with some of the key ideas in the current debate about intrinsic versus instrumental values in the arts: creativity, innovation and new markets; managerialism and risk-taking; creative industries and cultural rights;  arts in education, arts-for-arts-sake and more.

Panellists for the launch debate include:
Lisa Andersen, Manager CAMRA (Cultural Asset Mapping in Regional Australia)
and Coordinator, UTS Shopfront
Pamille Berg, AO, public art consultant
Eva Cox, AO, sociologist, feminist and social critic
Prof Chris Gibson, cultural geographer, specialist in cultural industries and
regional development
Deborah Mills, cultural planner; co-author, Art & Wellbeing
Dr Paul Brown, arts and environment specialist, script-writer; Head of
School, History & Philosophy, UNSW

When: Thursday 25 June 6.00pm to 7.30pm
Where: Chancellery, University of Technology, Sydney, Level 4A, UTS Tower Building (Building 1), Broadway NSW 2007