Making culture count: rethinking measures of cultural vitality, wellbeing and citizenship

Community development Social isolation Communities Creative workforce Multiculturalism Cities and towns Citizenship Australia

In May 2012 the Cultural Development Network and the University of Melbourne, Centre for Cultural Partnerships presented the Making Culture Count Conference with support from VicHealth and the University of Melbourne. This is the final report for the conference.

The Making Culture Count Conference sought to answer the questions about how we measure our activities in a cultural context, how cultural indicators sat alongside economic, social and environmental measures support sustainable development, wellbeing, heritage and diversity; and what role cultural indicators played in globalisation and distinctiveness. It focussed on new trends in cultural measurement practice seeking to challenge existing ways of thinking, and explored the potential of cultural indicators on contemporary governance and public policy.


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