Creative Barkly: Sustaining the Arts and Creative Sector in Remote Australia

B Bartleet, N Sunderland, S O'Sullivan, S Woodland

Queensland Conservatorium Research Centre | Published : 2019


Creative Barkly was a three-year Australia Research Council (ARC) Linkage project that examined the arts and creativity across the Barkly Region in the Northern Territory (2016-2019). The project's aim was to understand how artistic and creative activities contribute to cultural, social, and economic development in Barkly communities and the Region as a whole. Over a total of ten field trips to the region, the researchers administered a survey to 120 individual artists and creative producers (representing 1.6% of the population), and conducted interviews and consultations with representatives from 36 key organisations. The project's ecological approach to the arts and creative sector in the ..

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