How does Ballarat define the creative sector?
The definitions of creativity and creative sectors are often hotly contested. In the Ballarat Creative City Strategy we define creativity as problem solving, design, invention, crafting, making and the connection of the unconnected to create something new.
The creative sectors are wide and embracing, and the lines between creative fields are increasingly blurred. The term creative sector describes a wide range of activities. Some of these activities are amongst the oldest in history, and others have only come into existence with the advent of digital technology. Some of them are established to sell goods and services, others may be designed to create bodies of work.
The creative sectors are growing in importance to our local economy. These sectors employ people, sell goods, drive thinking forward. They tend to be innovation-led and knowledge intensive, and can fall into the following categories: