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Welcome to the Lithgow Creative and Cultural Industry Cluster



The Lithgow Creative and Cultural Industry Cluster connects local businesses encouraging partnerships and trade whilst increasing the profile of this developing sector.

Promoting the creative/cultural industry sector to both the community and tourists is also a key function of the cluster group.

The Lithgow Creative and Cultural Industry Cluster relies upon the active membership of local businesses and encourages members to promote the cluster and participate in the group’s various projects.


History


In 2010 in recognition of Lithgow’s growing creative and cultural industry sector, Lithgow City Council was awarded funding by the NSW Department of Industry and Investment to assist with establishing and developing a Creative and Cultural Industry Cluster.

Types of Creative/Cultural businesses

Examples of creative/cultural businesses include:

  • Advertising/marketing
  • Architecture, landscape architecture, urban design
  • Crafts
  • Designer or artisan furniture
  • Fashion clothing and accessories
  • Film, video and other audio-visual production
  • Graphic design
  • Heritage
  • Live and recorded music
  • Performing Arts and entertainment
  • Television, radio and internet broadcasting
  • Visual arts
  • Antiques
  • Writing and publishing

 

 

Aims of the Lithgow Creative and Cultural Industry Cluster


The following aims/objectives were derived from consultation with a number of creative/cultural businesses from the Lithgow Local Government Area:


"The cluster group should improve networking and visibility between creative/cultural industries, the community and Council and …

  • should aim to bring about cultural change in the community regarding this sector – change the apathy
  • should develop a website that identifies all creative/cultural industries in the region
  • should develop a physical presence: utilisation of the Hartley building, develop a community art school
  • should develop linkages between ‘artists’ and service providers – e.g by developing a business directory
  • should aim to grow and remain dynamic – assisted by identifying (and publicising) outcomes."

 

 

 


Source: Lithgow City Council
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