Funding support for the Major Performing Arts companies (MPA companies) is provided by the Australian and state governments under the MPA Framework. This paper proposes a range of features to strengthen those arrangements, which will provide an opportunity to create an enhanced framework that is better positioned for the future.
Cultural Policy & Creative Industries
Funding support for the Major Performing Arts companies (MPA companies) is provided by the Australian and state governments under the MPA Framework. This paper proposes a range of features to strengthen those arrangements, which will provide an opportunity to create an enhanced framework that is...
This new, creative strategy takes a 10-year view on how the City of Melbourne can integrate creativity into everything we do – not as an add-on, but planned from the start of a project, development or activity.
The concept of a charitable organisation may need to be reimagined, as governments look to pay for success, donors move away from hand-outs and charity leaders have begun to reposition their organisations as sustainable social enterprises, according to this report.
This article explores how cultural heritage institutions have ordered and regulated contact with their publics via a negotiation of different visual communication technologies.
The Northern Territory Government is developing a world-class National Aboriginal Art Gallery in Alice Springs, celebrating Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander art from across the country and supporting the economic development of the town.
When did culture become a number? When did the books, paintings, poems, plays, songs, films, games, art installations, clothes, and all the myriad objects that fill our lives and which we consider cultural, become a matter of statistical measurement?
This paper explores the fundamental questions facing the copyright system in the new industrial and digital era. It considers a broad range of issues including the evolving concept of authorship, originality, exhaustion issues, and the fair use or fair dealing doctrine in the new global...
In 2016 Nesta launched the Arts and Heritage Matched Crowdfunding Pilot, to explore the potential of mixing crowdfunding donations with grant funding. The pilot saw arts and heritage initiatives raising money for a diverse range of projects; from plays and art exhibitions, to launching new...
The Maihi Karauna sets out a vision for te reo Māori in the future. It outlines what the Crown will do to support a strong, healthy, thriving Māori language in New Zealand.
We wanted to rethink how our library supported open access, so we attempted to ask ourselves and our staff why they supported “open” and how they defined “open”. By unpacking our institutional and individual understandings of “open” using design thinking principles, we were able to...
This strategy document outlines the cultural change and collaborative actions required over the next four years, across a range of council services, to create a thriving social, cultural and economic future for the City of Port Phillip.
The Electorate Profiles online resource is the latest addition to the Australia Council's strong body of research about the arts, which is publicly available on the Arts Nation research hub. This new interactive resource provides information on arts and culture in each of Australia’s 150...
The Australia Council's submission to the Closing the Gap Refresh advocates for increased investment in First Nations arts and cultural expression, cultural maintenance, and First Nations-led culturally based solutions across portfolios.
The creative economy is a vital and growing engine of growth and employment in many countries. It spans sectors such as advertising, broadcasting, architecture, arts, crafts, design, fashion, gastronomy, music, publishing, theatre and technology. They are becoming a key force in entrepreneurship and innovation, helping...
Melbourne is a highly creative city that recognises the role creativity plays in expressing our identity, creating a sense of belonging and transforming our economy. The expiry of the city's Arts Strategy 2014–17 provides a fresh opportunity to take a new look at creativity, bearing...
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