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Whilst there is no national cultural policy in Australia, the local government sector has embraced cultural planning to a high degree. The external mechanisms that have influenced local government to place so much importance on cultural planning infrastructure, seem to have left councils in a...
CSIRO has combined its knowledge of the minerals sector with its social science expertise to undertake an analysis of the social dimensions of the Australian minerals industry. The research is captured in this report, which: provides an overview of recent literature; explores current research and...
Value Added! looks at the the economic and social contribution of cultural facilities and activities in Central NSW. The research for the first time reveals in hard figures the positive contribution to the local and regional communities and their economies made by the council operated...
This report calls for an increase in the links between regional and metropolitan institutions through Category 1 university partnerships and linkages in educational research.
In demonstrating the case for developing a Cultural Indicators Framework, this paper outlines the various applications such a framework will have that will enable South Australian local government to plan, evaluate and make cultural policy decisions based on evidence.
Around 950 people met in Alice Springs from 3-5 October 2008 for Regional Arts Australia's sixth biennial conference, art at the heart. The central focus of the conference was artistic and cultural exchange and cross-cultural collaboration between Indigenous and non-Indigenous artists and cultural workers in...
First Nations performing arts are unique, contemporary and diverse expressions of the world’s longest continuously living cultures. They embody a proud tradition of telling stories to connect generations and communities.
The Australia Council’s national Arts Participation Survey found that nine in ten Australians (92%)...
Measures Australian engagement with the arts in 2016, confirming both its personal and social value.
The stories of Australia’s regional and remote communities are integral to the fabric of a culturally ambitious nation, and the artistic excellence among regional artists is critical to a vibrant arts sector that reflects Australia’s depth and diversity.
The Australasian Council of Deans of Arts, Social Sciences and Humanities (DASSH) welcomes the consideration in this Discussion Paper of key issues, challenges, opportunities and barriers that impact upon the learning outcomes of regional, rural and remote students in Australia. The focus of DASSH’s submission...