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?
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...
For industries to adopt innovations and for research to have an impact, there must be significant shifts in people’s behaviours, their perceptions, and the ways communities engage with research. These activities are the research focus of the humanities, arts, and social sciences (HASS) disciplines.
Creative New Zealand is developing a new Pacific Arts Strategy to guide the way we encourage, promote and support Pacific arts over the next five years. The strategy will help direct and prioritise Creative New Zealand’s Pacific arts investment between 2018 and 2023.
The Regional Arts Fund (RAF) is a devolved Australian Government program that supports sustainable cultural development in regional and remote Australia. This report describes the impact the fund has had on regional artists, arts organisations and communities between 2012-2016.
Industry assistance schemes are seen sceptically in New Zealand policy circles but the NZIER modelling shows that the New Zealand Screen Production Grant, as the price of admission to international screen productions, positively influences the wider economy.
The stories of Australia’s regional and remote communities are integral to the fabric of a culturally ambitious nation, and the artistic excellence among regional artists is critical to a vibrant arts sector that reflects Australia’s depth and diversity.
This report highlights the challenges and opportunities faced by professional artists in Australia.
In this companion report, the Australia Council has placed the key survey findingsalongside other literature and analysis to highlight and contextualise emerging trends,and to discuss what they mean for Australian artists into the future.
This web page presents arts and culture data from the ABS’s National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Social Survey and analysis.
Living Culture presents arts and culture data from the ABS’s National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Social Survey (NATSISS) about Indigenous Australians’ engagement with First Nations arts, festivals, languages and broadcasting, and attendance at arts and cultural venues and events. The data can...
Noting the number of countries now involved in research assessment, Paul Gough observes that a growing issue for the arts is how to position themselves on the ‘front foot’ in critical issues such as value for money and relevance to public benefit.
In the fourth issue of CAMEo Cuts, Julia Bennett explores the UK craft economy.
She begins with a reflection on the rich and diverse history of craft in London, and outlines some of the challenges now being faced by its contemporary makers and designers....
Private sector support for the arts in Australia, highlights the essential role philanthropy and corporate sponsorship plays in the sustainability of the Australia’s creative sector.
This report provides a summary of the findings of an online survey entitled Understanding Diversity in the Arts. The survey was distributed through Creative Scotland communications channels and generated over 1,500 responses over the month-long period 30 September to 31 October 2016.
Measures Australian engagement with the arts in 2016, confirming both its personal and social value.
Advancing knowledge and understanding of contemporary cultural employment and activity, this research focuses on artists and cultural practitioners, exploring how they work and survive.
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 policies...