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Briefing paper

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.
Discussion paper

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.
Report

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.
Briefing paper

Transitioning young people to education and employment through arts-based social enterprises

The briefing draws upon the expertise of RMIT’s education, art and social science research community to inform policy makers on opportunities and challenges for arts-based social enterprises (ASEs) in supporting the engagement, well-being, education and employment pathways of marginalised young people, while trading creative products...
Report

Contribution of the arts and culture industry to the UK economy

Outlining the economic and social contributions made by the arts and culture industry, this report also considers the dynamic role that arts organisations play in acting as incubators and contributing to local area regeneration.
Report

Creating our future: results of the National Arts Participation survey

This research from the Australia Council shows growing numbers of Australians agree arts and creativity build social cohesion and support health, education and the future economy – critical areas as our nation recovers from the impact of COVID-19.
Position paper

GLAM Peak and the United Nations' Sustainable Development Goals

This document presents the set of GLAM Peak Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) priorities confirmed at the meeting of GLAM Peak on 28 July 2020. The agreed document will be used to inform the thinking of institutions and other stakeholders about the SDG.
Report

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...
Discussion paper

Whitlam, the arts and democracy

This paper examines the impact of Whitlam Government era (1973-75) arts and culture policies on Australian culture, institutions and identity.
Briefing paper

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.