Creative employment


5 Mar 2018

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.

Briefing paper

9 Apr 2015

Growing youth employment: why is entrepreneurship an attractive strategy? Today, the job market in Australia is relatively buoyant – but not for young people. Australia is facing some of the highest youth unemployment and underemployment rates in recent times, particularly in regional centres. Structural changes...

Research report

30 May 2013

There is worldwide interest in artist residencies, and many government agencies are involved in supporting residency programs and/or the artists that take part in them. This publication reports on survey responses from the arts councils and ministries of culture from 18 countries: Australia, Austria, Belgium,...

Research report

19 Aug 2010

What does the Australian census tell us about how artists earn their living?

Comparatively speaking, today we live in a statistical paradise, with local and global data on just about any aspect of the production, distribution and consumption of culture. The data capture, mining...

Research report

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 the research...

Research report

10 Aug 2009

The degree of independence that governments afford arts support is a universal concern. Debate has often centred on the choice between arts council or ministry, but such a dichotomy enormously oversimplifies the issues, particularly as so many countries have a mixture of the two institutional...

Research report

24 Jun 2009

Unlike much of the work in the field that concentrates on organization career development and knowledge management, this paper takes an industry sector perspective.

The creative industries are recognised as playing a crucial role for our post-industrial economic well being. Dance plays a central...

Research report

18 May 2009

This report examines how participation requirements for parents and mature age job seekers receiving income support payments could be adjusted to better take account of their family and community responsibilities.

The Taskforce looked at ways to increase workforce participation, particularly for parents with...

Research report

7 Oct 2008

Executive summary

Creative skills are widely distributed across economies, but their contributions to economic performance and social outcomes and their role in enabling nations and institutions to respond to competitive and other pressures are not well understood.

The British Government pioneered the...


15 Jun 2008

This guide is presented in a workshop format and steps users and participants through techniques for gathering information to assess the economic value, tourism impact and benefit of cultural tourism in a destination.


17 Feb 2008

This directory aims to support the Australian Indigenous arts and cultural industry and to make the exceptional depth and range of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander artwork more accessible.

The Indigenous Visual Arts and Craft Resource Directory 2006 is published by the Australian Government....


14 Jun 2007

The Australian Government recently announced a comprehensive package of measures to significantly boost support for the Australian film and television industry, following the completion of the Review of Australian Government Film Funding Support. A series of media releases and fact sheets containing details of the...

Research report

26 Apr 2007

The Strategic Industry Leaders Group formed four working groups, involving wider industry representatives, to investigate key areas where opportunities for and barriers to growth had been identified. These areas were investment, exports and international engagement, research and development, and skills and training. Intellectual property and...

Research report

30 Jun 2005

This report examines the importance of cultural tourism in regions of Australia by quantifying cultural tourism activity and expenditure at national, state/territory and regional levels.

Policy report

15 Jun 2002

This report presents the findings of the Contemporary Visual Arts and Craft Inquiry and was released by the Minister for the Arts and Sports, Senator the Hon. Rod Kemp, on 6 September 2002. It provides valuable insight into the contemporary visual arts and craft sector...


Art Facts is the new home for statistics about Australian arts. Here you will find a range of facts about visual arts and craft in Australia and the latest trends to watch out for.

Find out more about visual arts and craft: from how...

Research report

The Art Economies Value Chain (AEVC) project was commissioned by the Cooperative Research Centre for Remote Economic Participation (CRC-REP) and supported by Southern Cross University and Curtin University. The AEVC research seeks to understand the production and sale of visual art from Aboriginal and Torres...



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