Lifelong: perceptions of arts and culture among Baby Boomer middle Australians
This report brings together published and unpublished data on the attitudes and beliefs towards arts and culture held by ‘Baby Boomer middle Australians’. In presenting the findings of a third national focus group study on middle Australia, the aim is to ensure that Australia’s policy...
Mental health and wellbeing in music and live performing arts survey May 2022
This research project was initiated in response to Support Act's goals of establishing a baseline for the mental health and wellbeing of people working in the music and live performing arts sectors in 2022. The Centre for Social Impact was engaged to conduct this research...
Sculpting a national cultural plan
This inquiry report asserts that a healthy, sustainable arts industry will allow Australia’s creative and cultural industries and institutions to emerge from the COVID-19 public health emergency and allow Australia’s arts to reach new heights.
International engagement strategy 2021-2025
This strategy document has been informed by national and international sector consultation, and an evaluation of the activity delivered under the Australia Council’s International Arts Strategy 2015-2020.
Creativity at the crossroads? The creative industries in Western Australia
This report explores the contributions that the creative industries sector makes to Western Australia’s economy and society, and the strengths, opportunities and challenges faced by creative entrepreneurs and workers in the state.
International arts strategy 2015–20: impact report
The findings in this report reflect necessary pivots and re-prioritisations throughout the strategy period. However, the predominant story is one of success, with the total spend of $8 million resulting in significant positive impacts across the strategy’s objectives.
Despite over 30 years of arts and cultural policy attention, there remains a widespread view among the general public and artists alike that creative production does not reflect Australia’s culturally diverse population. This book explores the relationship between visionary aspects of practice and policy.
Creativity in crisis: rebooting Australia’s arts and entertainment sector after COVID
This report reveals the ongoing and devastating impact of COVID-19 on Australia’s arts and entertainment sector and provides a series of recommendations to government that would reboot the creative sector after the crisis subsides.
In real life: mapping digital cultural engagement in the first decades of the 21st Century
Digital technology has profoundly altered our world and daily lives, including the ways we engage with arts and culture. This report explores ways to conceptualise arts and cultural participation in an environment increasingly influenced by digital technology.
Women and men in arts and entertainment
As Australia continues to experience the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic and looks to economic recovery, this paper argues that the arts and entertainment sector should be a key target for economic support.
Performing arts advocacy in Australia
This discussion paper outlines long-term trends in performing arts attendance and finances, as well as providing analysis of the impact of COVID-19. The paper also suggests how advocacy for the performing arts could be improved.
COVID-19 was an unexpected intermission for creative arts workers in Victoria: but what happens next? A research snapshot
The arts industry in Victoria has been seriously affected by public health-related state government restrictions due to the COVID-19 pandemic. RMIT researchers invited creative arts workers to share their pandemic experiences in an online qualitative survey. This publication outlines some of the key findings.
Behind the scenes: drivers of arts and cultural policy settings in Australia and beyond
This report draws on 70 years of Australian and international arts, cultural and creative policies. Four key policy drivers are brought centre stage, making them clearer and more accessible so that a wider range of people can take part in informed discussion about Australia’s cultural...
Economic importance of the arts and entertainment sector: background brief
With the federal government recently announcing a support package for the arts and entertainment sector, this background brief summarises Australia Institute research on the economic role of the sector and related polling.
Creative industries strategy NT 2020–2024
The purpose of this strategy document is to provide a framework for a more strategic and coordinated approach between the public, private and not for profit sectors for the development of the creative industries in the Northern Territory.
Art vs dismal science: the economics of Australia’s creative arts sector
This paper highlights the significant economic contribution of the creative arts in Australia and the threat that COVID-19 presents to the sector. It also reveals that a majority of Australians (58%) support a $750 million federal relief package to support the live music sector which...
Indigenous performance in Oceania: affect, sociality, and sovereignty
How are affective regimes of colonialism, such as the discourses and sites of memorialization, recognition, tourism, and climate change, challenged and negotiated within Oceania? What is at stake in these formations of colonialism and the ways they have been addressed by both Pacific nations and...
2019 Federal election: report card - arts and cultural policy
Live Performance Australia has published this assessment of the arts and cultural policies of the major political parties contesting this year’s federal election.
The music and arts economy in New South Wales
Music, particularly contemporary music, continues to play a vital role in the economic and social vitality of New South Wales. However, this sector has traditionally been neglected by governments, and as a result the contemporary music ecosystem in New South Wales appears to be slowly...
The economic and cultural value of live music in the Northern Territory
This report provides a detailed examination of the live music sector in the Northern Territory.
Major Performing Arts Framework: consultation paper
Funding support for the Major Performing Arts companies (MPA companies) is provided by the Australian and state governments under the MPA Framework. This paper proposes a range of features to strengthen those arrangements, which will provide an opportunity to create an enhanced framework that is...
Melbourne live music census 2017 report
Music Victoria has released the complete findings from the 2017 Melbourne Live Music Census
Melbourne live music census report 2017: executive summary
The second Melbourne Live Music Census, conducted on Saturday 25 November 2017, analysed the climate of Melbourne’s live music industry and found it to be not only healthy, but flourishing.
Assessment of the European Union Youth Orchestra
This report examines the impact of the European Union Youth Orchestra on the professional development of young musicians, including future employment opportunities, and on their perception of different European attributes and dimensions.
Australian women screen composers: career barriers and pathways
While the music industry in Australia is healthy and vibrant, women continue to be underrepresented in key roles and make up only a small proportion of those making money from their musical endeavours. As an organisation committed to redressing this situation, APRA AMCOS commissioned RMIT...