Meeting of Cultural Ministers Statistics Working Group


Cultural funding by government 2017-18

Each financial year all levels of government report on investment in the arts and heritage in Australia. The 2017-18 survey shows total expenditure has increased by 13% since 2016-17.

Measuring the economic value of cultural and creative industries

Cultural and creative industries are increasingly acknowledged as important components and drivers of growth in the modern, knowledge-based economy. However, these industries are also complex to define and the economic value remains difficult to measure—more difficult than many other industries which are more neatly characterised.

Cultural Data Online

Cultural Data Online is an initiative of the Meeting of Cultural Ministers Statistics Working Group, which manages a national program of cultural data collection, research and analysis, funded collaboratively by the Australian, state and territory governments through the Meeting of Cultural Ministers. The Meeting of...

Crafting regional growth: A guide to evaluating cultural tourism in your region

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.

Arts and culture in Australian life: A 2008 statistical snapshot

This statistical snapshot brings together the latest data on Australia's dynamic arts and cultural sector. How many Australians, including Indigenous Australians are working, participating and volunteering in the sector? How much are Australians spending on arts and culture and what is the impact of the...