BCEC Creative Industries Report 2021

WhereHackett Hall, WA Museum Boola Bardip
Perth Cultural Centre
James Street Mall
Perth, WA, 6000
WhenFriday 24 September 2021, 7.15am (7.30am start) - 9.00am

Creativity at the Crossroads? The creative industries in Western Australia, the sixth report in Bankwest Curtin Economics Centre’s Focus on Industry series, will take an in-depth look at the Arts and Cultural sectors within the Western Australian economy.

With the boundaries of the sector defying definition by standard statistical collections, BCEC’s analysis will take a more conceptual view of what are broadly termed ‘creative industries’ and ‘creative workers’, covering the more traditional arts through to newly emerging creative activities, such as digital design and software development for gaming.

The report will explore the contributions that the creative industries sector makes to WA’s economy and society, and the strengths, opportunities and challenges faced by creative entrepreneurs and workers in this State.

The report aims to stimulate discussion and policy recommendations on how best to position WA as a creative economy, and to promote an environment for culture and the arts to flourish to the benefit of all West Australians.

Headshots (L-R): Alec Coles, Shelagh Magadza, Al Taylor, Meri Fatin
(L-R): Dr Alec Coles OBE, Shelagh Magadza, Al Taylor, Meri Fatin

Please join us for a very special breakfast with our expert panel: Dr Alec Coles OBE, Chief Executive Officer, WA Museum Boola Bardip; Shelagh Magadza, Executive Director, Chamber of Arts and Culture WA; and Al Taylor, President of the Board, West Australian Music, in conversation with Meri Fatin, expert facilitator.

Headshots (L-R) Richard Bator, Mike Dockery, Silvia Salazar
(L-R) Richard Bator, Professor Mike Dockery, Dr Silvia Salazar

During the report launch we will have opening remarks by Richard Bator, General Manager, Business Banking, Bankwest, and a presentation of the report findings by Professor Mike Dockery, Principal Research Fellow, Bankwest Curtin Economics Centre, and Dr Silvia Salazar, Research Fellow, Bankwest Curtin Economics Centre. 

Date: Friday 24 September, 2021

Time: 7.15am (for a 7.30am start) – 9.00am

Location: Hackett Hall, WA Museum Boola Bardip, Perth Cultural Centre, Perth, WA, 6000
The entrance to Hackett Hall is located opposite the main entrance to WA Museum Boola Bardip.