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The art economies value chain reports: methodology and art regions

27 Nov 2014
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The Art Economies Value Chain (AEVC) project seeks to understand the production and trade of visual art products. The source of the visual art products is remote and very remote Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities; however, the markets for these goods span the globe. In this series of reports, we draw no conclusions as to the direct and indirect benefits of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander art on communities; rather, our objective is to develop an evidence base to enable a better understanding of art production and economic value in these communities and across the art value chain. The study was informed by Australian and international art businesses: • 95% of publicly funded Art Centres in remote and very remote Australia participated in the research. • 10,338 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander artists’ work is included in the analysis. • 136 art businesses (including 12 international businesses) responded to the art value chain survey. Major assessments of an industry sector are inherently complex due to the numerous interactions among social and economic systems. This creates the need for a systemic approach to explain the complexity of interactions across time and geography. The experimental design used both quantitative and qualitative assessments of products and processes: • benchmarking analysis to establish measurement across time and between geographical regions • value chain analysis to assess business interactions and production numbers and value, from artists through to customers • surveys to determine social attitudes and policy impacts of public and private businesses.

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