Domestic arts tourism: connecting the country
Domestic arts tourism supports local jobs and economies, while enriching and connecting Australians through creative experiences This report draws on Tourism Research Australia data and other resources to provide insights into the behaviour of people travelling within Australia.
Culture for climate
Julian Meyrick, Kathryn Marquet, Willow Manton, Sophie Barfod Dye
Despite the radical impact of climate change on Australian communities, there has been very little research in the Australian performing arts sector’s response to the climate crisis and aspiration to do so. This report explores how a small selection of Australian performing arts organisations are...
Sustaining art research collections: using data to explore collaboration
This report illustrates how quantitative analysis of library collection and activity data can be leveraged by library leaders to inform decisions about collaborative opportunities supporting art research collections.
Disability and screen work in Australia: report for industry
The findings of this research reflect the need to build greater understanding, transparency and accountability in order to fully include disabled workers in the Australian screen industry.
From the top: learning from ACMI’s CEO Digital Mentoring Program 2021-22
ACMI’s CEO Digital Mentoring Program partners senior leaders of arts and cultural organisations with sector-recognised technology experts to develop their digital mindsets. Drawing on findings from the qualitative and quantitative research evaluation conducted alongside the program, this report evidences program need, outcomes and challenges.
Revive: a place for every story, a story for every place
This Australian government policy document presents a five-year plan to renew and revive Australia's arts, entertainment and cultural sector. It aims to deliver new momentum, so that Australia's creative workers, organisations and audiences continue to thrive and grow, and so that the nation's arts, culture...
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander visual arts and crafts: study report
This report examines the value, nature and structure of markets for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander visual arts and crafts, and makes recommendations to the Australian government to address deficiencies in these markets.
Telling the story of arts and health in South Australia
This report details the history of arts and health in South Australia, exploring how local work came to national prominence and inspired the National Arts and Health Framework.
Developments in Web3 for the creative industries
Web3 is an online ecosystem based on blockchain technologies, involving peer-to-peer transactions and coordination tools. This report examines the what, why, who and where of Web3 for the cultural and creative industries, using examples from visual art, music and games.
Growing te reo Maori in English-medium schools: findings report
This report identifies two key issues for English-medium schools in New Zealand to consider when developing a strategic approach to Maori language teaching and learning.
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...
Learning (in) Indigenous languages: common ground, diverse pathways
This working paper provides an overview of Indigenous languages learning in New Zealand, Australia and Canada. These three jurisdictions participate in an OECD initiative Promising Practices in Supporting Success for Indigenous Students, designed to help education systems to improve the experiences and outcomes of Indigenous...
Raising their voices
This report presents the findings of an independent review into sexual harm, sexual harassment and systemic discrimination in the Australian contemporary music industry.
Gender equality through the arts: executive summary and case studies
VicHealth aims to use the power of art to raise awareness and promote gender equality, and to celebrate women. It also wants to build capacity by bringing artists and local councils together. The program has demonstrated the effectiveness of a partnership model for promoting gender...
Gender equality through the arts: program evaluation
Art has the power to illuminate inequities, generate discussion, give voice to and empower women, and motivate community action. Throughout this project, the potential for local government to promote gender equality through arts-based initiatives was evident.
National Cultural Policy consultation: submission by the ARC Centre of Excellence for Automated Decision-Making and Society (ADM+S) together with the Digital Media Research Centre (DMRC)
The ARC Centre of Excellence for Automated Decision-Making and Society (ADM+S), together with the Digital Media Research Centre (DMRC), have prepared this submission to the National Cultural Policy consultation.
Protecting movable cultural heritage
In Australia, national and foreign cultural heritage is protected by our laws. Australian cultural property objects are significant to the nation’s identity. It is important all cultural heritage items are imported and exported legally.
Creative New Zealand: statement of intent 2022-2026
This strategy sets out Creative New Zealand’s 4-year plan, and describes how the organisation creates value for New Zealanders through support for the arts, and what needs to be done to increase that value and ensure all New Zealanders share in those benefits.
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander visual arts and crafts: draft report
This draft report examines the value, nature and structure of markets for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander arts and crafts, and makes preliminary recommendations to the Australian government to address deficiencies in these markets.
Solid lines: fostering First Nations access, participation, and representation in the design and commercial art industries in Australia
This report highlights current considerations in enabling First Nations creatives to engage with commercial art and design industries in culturally safe and supported ways. Its purpose is to explore potential pathways to improve the participation and representation of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander creatives within...
The culture fix: creative people, places and industries
As national and local governments reconsider growth models in the wake of COVID-19, cultural and creative sectors can be a tool for a resilient recovery. This report outlines international trends with new data, including at subnational scale. It addresses issues in cultural and creative sectors...
Formalising the informal at Flinders Street Station: the tension between heritage and spatial management
Using the example of the entrance to Flinders Street Station – and the iconic steps and clocks that serves as a popular gathering point – this paper discusses how the development of an informal cultural practice embedded within the Melbourne imaginary is also challenged by...
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...
Relationships between the use of Indigenous languages and wellbeing indicators in New South Wales and the Australian Capital Territory, 2014–15
Using data from the 2014–15 National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Social Survey (NATSISS) and applying cross-sectional regressions, this study examines the link between the use of Indigenous languages and a range of wellbeing indicators for the New South Wales (NSW) and Australian Capital Territory...
Electronic cities: music, policies and space in the 21st Century
This paper discusses an edited collection on city policies targeting ‘creativity’ and offers additional insights on cultural and creative policies, planning interventions and regulations associated with nightlife management. It provides a detailed analysis of current challenges inherent to the governance of Electronic Dance Music scenes...