Arts

Survey

28 Jun 2017

This survey report is the third in a landmark series by the Australia Council for the Arts, following editions in 2009 and 2013. It measures Australians’ engagement with the arts in 2016 – attending arts events, exhibitions and festivals; reading; listening to music; sharing and connecting with...

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Research report

28 Jun 2017

The arts have the power to inspire, entertain and unite. They connect people with ideas, emotions and stories; and spark imagination, creativity and joy. The arts are intrinsically important and contribute to individual and collective wellbeing – they play an essential role in the daily lives of...

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Report

10 Jun 2017

Professors Deborah Stevenson and David Rowe from the Institute for Culture and Society and a research team are examining the changing modes of cultural activity and participation in Australia. This project is funded by the Australian Research Council through its Linkage Projects grant scheme in ...

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Website

01 May 2017

This website contains hundreds of news articles, videos, analysis and in-depth reports on the right of artists to freedom of expression, as well as with issues relating to human rights and artistic freedoms generally.

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Research report

03 Mar 2017

This report was commissioned to assist the City of Sydney in developing a greater knowledge of its cultural infrastructure through a process of classification and mapping of the City’s cultural venues. Its multi-layered database assists with the design of the most appropriate and effective...

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Research report

28 Feb 2017

Based on a survey conducted in 2016, the data in this study reveals that the small-to-medium (S2M) visual arts sector employs over 2,000 people, puts $100 million into the economy and produces 26,000 new art works each year - with a budget worth just 0.03% of Federal Government revenue. However...

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Submission

16 Jan 2017

The Australasian Council of Deans of Arts, Social Sciences and Humanities (DASSH) acknowledges that the current draft 2016 National Research Infrastructure Roadmap goes a long way in recognising the developments in humanities and social sciences research and its contribution to a national...

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Research report

14 Dec 2016

Imagine the difference it would make if Australia’s arts and cultural heritage collections were all easily available online. If, simply by taking a smartphone out of their pocket, turning on their PC or swiping their tablet:

- Artists could take inspiration from vintage designs and the...

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Book

30 Oct 2016

This book has been published on behalf of the Council for the Humanities, Arts and Social Sciences.

CHASS promotes and supports the humanities, arts and social sciences (HASS) in Australia, and represents an important networking forum for teachers, researchers, pro- fessionals,...

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Research report

30 Sep 2016

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander art is a distinctive feature of Australia’s cultural and creative landscape and a sizeable component of Australian identity. While the political dimensions of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander art remain much contested, the aesthetic and economic aspects...

Strategy

31 Aug 2016

The Corporate Plan 2016–20 sets our course for the future, identifying our purpose, values, operating environment, strategic priorities, capability and risk oversight and management.

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Research report

29 Jun 2016

Art Centre finances are recovering: There are signs of a sustained recovery in sales in Art Centres. However, most Art Centres are very small businesses, with limited resources to deal with shocks and change. While around half of all Art Centres trade at a loss, this situation has improved over...

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Research report

01 Jun 2016

This report illuminates the important contributions to Victorian cultural life made by council collection activities, and identifies opportunities for enhancing this work. It includes findings about council collections and displays, and draws attention to how councils assist community collecting...

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The published record of a conference, congress, symposium, or other meeting sponsored by a society or association, usually but not necessarily including abstracts or reports of papers presented by the participants. 

Conference proceedings

27 Feb 2016

The annual 2015 ACUADS conference was hosted by the School of Art, Architecture and Design at the University of South Australia and Adelaide College of the Arts (TAFE SA). Keynotes were given by Brian Parkes (CEO, Jam Factory) and Nick Mitzevich (Art Gallery of South Australia) and the final...

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Technical report

30 Nov 2015

The arts play a vital role in a culturally ambitious nation. Never before has there been such rapid change driven by creativity and innovation. Never before has there been more engagement, participation or curiosity about art and culture in our everyday lives.

The Technical Appendix...

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Website

14 Oct 2015

Digital Ready is a free online training course for the Arts, Recreation and Education Services sectors. It equips small business owners, organisations and clubs with the skills to take advantage of digital technology in growing their business, organisation or club.

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Journal article

01 Oct 2015

Abstract

Through an NEH-funded initiative, Cornell University Library is creating a technical, curatorial, and managerial framework for preserving access to complex born-digital new media objects. The Library's Rose Goldsen Archive of New Media Art provides the testbed...

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Research report

30 Sep 2015

Overview

The International Arts Activity – Australian Arts Sector report highlights the value of a strategic approach to international arts development and explores the existing activity and future priorities of the sector. 

The report was part of a...

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Research report

24 Sep 2015

This report is an outcome of a Memorandum of Understanding between the Australia Council and the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation (UNSECO) Bangkok to promote cultural diversity in the Asia-Pacific, signed in 2012. The report aims to contribute to understanding and...

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Slides

24 Sep 2015

On 24 September 2015 Emeritus Professor Graeme Turner FAHA and Dr Kylie Brass presented a paper at the Australasian Deans of Arts, Social Sciences and Humanities (DASSH) annual conference in Adelaide on the work of the Mapping HASS report one year on. Audio and powerpoint of the presentations...

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