The visual art, design, photography and film (multi-media) industries generally attract highly creative people valued for their ability to resolve problems and devise innovative solutions.
In recent years there has been an increase in the number of partnerships created between arts organisations, district councils, businesses and other community groups. These partnerships expand opportunities for artists and designers to help develop careers and employment.
Creative New Zealand is responsible for the development of the arts in New Zealand. Its main focus is to encourage, support and promote the value of the arts and New Zealand artists, nationally and internationally.
Taranaki has a thriving art and design community with a great collection of commercial design and web firms.