The Barkly Creative and Cultural Industries Study, known as the Creative Barkly project, is a collaboration between Queensland Conservatorium of Griffith University, Barkly Regional Arts, RDA NT, Sunshine Coast University, Southern Cross University, and a large regional advisory group.

This longitudinal three-year project aims to document the nature and extent of creative industries, including their economic value and flow-on benefits, in the Barkly region. As there is a great emphasis on the three ‘economic pillars’ of the NT economy (mining, agriculture & tourism), this project aimed to address the fact that creative and cultural industries are a critical, but arguably a less appreciated element of the economy.

The full report has been released and now available on our website here.

A summary of this project can be found here.

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