Cultural development

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Exploring the benefits and challenges in matched crowdfunding
6 Aug 2018

In 2016 Nesta launched the Arts and Heritage Matched Crowdfunding Pilot, to explore the potential of mixing crowdfunding donations with grant funding. The pilot saw arts and heritage initiatives raising money for a diverse range of projects; from plays and art exhibitions, to launching new...


A venue and infrastructure needs analysis
30 Apr 2018

This research was commissioned to assist the City of Sydney in developing an up-to-date, wide-ranging understanding of its future needs for creative space, especially with regard to cultural creation and production.


4 Dec 2017

As Australia’s seventh largest city, Greater Newcastle faces a new future with investment in aviation, transport, education, health and tourism. This first-ever draft plan aims to drive sustainable growth.

Draft report

24 Oct 2017

This plan brings together social and economic development goals with conservation goals, guided by international best practice – UNESCO’s Historic Urban Landscape approach (HUL).

Discussion paper

11 Oct 2017

The City of Sydney has released this discussion paper, which proposes a long-term vision and details strategies for Sydney’s night time economy and cultural life.


4 Oct 2017

This resource provides detailed guidance on conservation and management at an important moment in the Sydney Opera House's 'Decade of Renewal.'



8 Apr 2016

The Public Gallery Association of Victoria (PGAV) is the peak body for the public gallery sector in Victoria. We represent 50 galleries across metropolitan and regional Victoria. As the peak body, we deliver programs to support the development of the sector, we advocate on behalf...


1 Jan 2016

The City of Sydney is committed to the development of a tolerant, diverse, prosperous and sustainable city which values its rich natural, cultural and urban heritage. Art and culture make a city stimulating and memorable and create a flourishing and outward-looking environment of which its...


15 Dec 2015

This report presents the findings of an assessment of 24 cultural development plans published by councils across Victoria, based on their alignment with principles in CDN’s Framework for Cultural Development Planning.


Key elements, effective strategies and why it's worth pursuing
5 Jun 2015

This resource represents a roadmap that communities of all sizes can follow to realize the full potential of their music economy.


18 Aug 2014

The Australia Council for the Arts is the Australian Government’s arts funding and advisory body, delivering more than $200 million in funding for arts organisations and artists across the country. As a statutory authority, the Australia Council's powers and functions are set out in the...


6 Apr 2014

In response to community and industry concern regarding the health of the Sydney live music and performance industry, the City worked with industry and academia to develop its Live Music and Performance Action Plan in 2013. The action plan aims to support Sydney live music...


4 Dec 2013

This paper outlines a range of principles and actions that the Australia Council has committed to over the next triennium to ensure people with disabilities have equal opportunity to participate in and contribute to the arts.


Our plan focuses on the...

Conference paper

23 Oct 2013

This paper presents results of a state-wide survey about cultural planning practices in local government across Victoria, reporting on breadth of cultural planning, amount of investment, policy influences in their development and planning processes.

Discussion paper

29 Apr 2013

The NSW Creative Industries Industry Action Plan (IAP) is one of six IAPs commissioned by the NSW Government to help re-build the NSW economy.


25 Nov 2010

While many in China are embracing the notion of creativity, planning and managing it is another issue writes Michael Keane for APO.


1 Jul 2010

Cultural vitality and creativity is strengthened by investment in cultural assets and activities. The City Art Public Art Strategy has been developed as a key action of the Sustainable Sydney 2030 Plan (action 7.4.1). This strategy will guide the City’s public art program and significantly...


16 Feb 2009

The findings of a cultural industries skills audit undertaken in 2008 in Katherine, Northern Territory, are explored. The case study focuses in particular on the practical challenges and implications of auditing skills in a diverse industry sector and considers the usefulness of such an audit...


10 Oct 2008

The national action plan is a framework which Australian, state and territory governments can use to assess their existing programs, consider new directions and identify new partners to support Indigenous contemporary music, at a pace and level which suits the budgets, situation and timelines of...


9 May 2008

The Australia Council has developed the arts and disability action plan 2008-2010 to guide the organisation in its operations, programs and strategies in relation to access and equity for people with disabilities.As an Australian Government agency, the Australia Council has developed the arts and disability...



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