The film and arts service sector is a small industry within the Australian economy. It includes institutions offering creative and performing arts activities and film production. The film and arts service sector accounts for just under 2% of the total Australian workforce. Nearly half of the workforce is employed part-time. Employment growth in the arts and recreation services’ sector was slightly under the average for all industries over the past five years. However, growth has been variable by industry subsector.
The industry revenue is forecasted to grow at a high rate over the five years through 2013-14. The demand for film and art is expected to increase as consumer preference and demand towards film and art increases at a high rate.
The Australian government recognises that a creative economy contributes to cultural diversity, social inclusion, environmental sustainability and technological advancement. Creativity is the key to innovation, driving sustainability and prosperity. Creativity and innovation play an important role in Australia’s resilience to recent global economic challenges, helping Australia to register 22 years of uninterrupted economic growth.
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