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The International Arts Activity – Australian Arts Sector report highlights the value of a strategic approach to international arts development and explores the existing activity and future priorities of the sector.
The report was part of a significant body of research...
The National Program for Excellence in the Arts announced in the 2015-16 Budget will commence in early 2015-16. The draft guidelines for the Program have been released for public comment. Feedback is invited from the arts sector and broader community.
The latest figures from a report by the Australian Council for Educational Research (ACER) on the National Assessment Program in Civics and Citizenship (NAP-CC), released by the Australian Curriculum, Assessment and Reporting Authority (ACARA) reveal that half of the Year 6 and Year 10 students...
This paper provides evidence as a catalyst for informed discussion about arts and culture in Australia.
Australians value the arts.
A growing number of Australians believe that the arts make for a richer and more meaningful life; they influence...
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...
Eighty-five percent of those surveyed view the arts as important and relevant to their daily lives. This is up five percent since 2009 and 14% since the surveys began in 1999. Virtually all Australians engage in the arts, in some way, each year—by attending performances...
Tables and technical details from an independent study commissioned by the Australia Council, which provides insight into how Australians participate in the arts today. It provides a comparison of shifting attitudes and behaviours by benchmarking the findings in 2013 against those from the original study...
The Australia Council for the Arts commissioned this literature review in response to the decline in children’s reading measured by the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS). The review aimed to summarise current knowledge on Australian children’s leisure reading, and identifies gaps in knowledge...
The Australia Council longitudinal study of early career artists aimed to better understand the career development of artists and the impact of receiving an Australia Council grant.
The research explores these areas by measuring direct grant impacts, career perceptions and development, and time spent...
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...