Artists

Report

13 Nov 2017

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

Report

13 Nov 2017

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.

Report

22 Aug 2017

This audit assessed whether selected grant programs are being administered efficiently by the Australia Council in relation to suitable comparators.

Research report

Policies and strategies for audience development: work plan for culture 2015-2018 - Study
7 Jul 2017

Institutions and arts organisations (public and private), set up to carry out a public purpose, now find that through the impact of digitisation and internet tools, they are, in many cases, lagging behind. There is a growing sense, confirmed through the research carried out for...

Report

10 Jun 2017

Advancing knowledge and understanding of contemporary cultural employment and activity, this research focuses on artists and cultural practitioners, exploring how they work and survive.

Journal article

6 Jun 2017

Drawing on a large survey of visitors to the Museum of Old and New Art (Mona) in Tasmania, this article illuminates the origins, social aims and impacts of successful attempts to push art museums beyond what Hanquinet and Savage call ‘educative leisure’.

Audio

20 May 2017

What's the connection between the corporate world, the policy makers in Canberra and the fragile bush economies that produce that unmistakable art of remote Australia?

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%...

Guide

15 Nov 2016

The purpose of the City of Melbourne Arts Infrastructure Framework (MAIF) is to provide strategic direction on the delivery of arts infrastructure by the City of Melbourne and its external partners.

Research report

7 Oct 2016

This report has uncovered serious health and wellbeing concerns for those who work in the Australian entertainment and creative industries. Mental health problems, drug and alcohol use, and suicidality are prominent. Indicators of anxiety and depression symptomology are well over the general population norms; suicide...

Research report

1 Sep 2016

First Nations performing arts are unique, contemporary and diverse expressions of the world’s longest continuously living cultures. They embody a proud tradition of telling stories to connect generations and communities.

The Australia Council’s national Arts Participation Survey found that nine in ten Australians (92%)...

Research report

1 May 2016

Results of a 2016 survey in Sweden addressed to artists in the fields of visual and applied arts, dance, film, music, words and theater.

Research report

6 Apr 2016

Summary of findings:

Stability: Around 90% of independent Aboriginal artists have been working for five years or more and many for over 20 years. Modest production and sales: Most artists work part time, with low levels of sales. In the week before their interviews,...

Research report

15 Jan 2016

Arts worker employment is highly valued by employees: Personally, professionally and socially, all arts workers rated their employment highly. A wide range of professional, personal, social and cultural benefits are generated for arts workers: Tangible and intangible benefits were created. Tangible benefits included financial independence,...

Report

27 Oct 2015

This brochure showcases successful projects in recent European capitals of culture.

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 significant body of research...

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 debate of...

Discussion paper

30 Jul 2015

Executive summary

This report by Marrickville Council and the Centre for Local Government, University of Technology Sydney (UTS:CLG) contributes to understanding of the role of creativity as a prerequisite to innovation in local government, particularly during a time of change and reform to...

Research report

10 Jul 2015

Social inclusion, where economic growth includes both genders, is the objective of most societies. There are over 14,000 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander artists in remote Australia. Based on the sample of the Art Centre artists with gender data (n=3,406), over 70% of artists are...

Research report

4 Mar 2015

This paper provides evidence as a catalyst for informed discussion about arts and culture in Australia.

Executive summary

Australians value the arts.

A growing number of Australians believe that the arts make for a richer and more meaningful life; they influence...

Overview

 

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