David Throsby

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13 Nov 2017

This report highlights the challenges and opportunities faced by professional artists in Australia.

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30 Sep 2015

This paper reports the results of a survey investigating the experiences of Australian authors in the contemporary international book industry – in particular, whether authors are adapting their creative and work practices in response to the technological changes that are currently affecting the book industry...

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27 Aug 2010

The careers of Australian practicing professional artists across all major art forms (except film) are profiled in this economic study.

It is based on interviews with professional artists and includes data on their numbers, incomes, achievements and challenges.

This survey is the fifth...

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4 Jun 2010

Seemingly a paradox exists in the arts: creativity and novelty lie at the heart of all artistic endeavour, yet funders call on arts and cultural organisations to be more innovative.

Understanding this paradox is one of the reasons why NESTA embarked on...


24 Nov 2008

This paper addresses three aspects of creativity in Australian society:

Creative work: Significant numbers of people work in jobs that involve the exercise of creative skills. Is it possible to identify a creative workforce and to assess its contribution to the Australian economy? And...

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