Artists

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Policy

Paying the artist

To improve the living and working conditions of artists and practitioners, the Irish Arts Council has introduced a policy advocating appropriate remuneration.
Discussion paper

A remuneration policy for artists and arts practitioners

Creative New Zealand is seeking feedback on a remuneration policy to support the development of more sustainable careers for artists and arts practitioners. This draft policy proposes a set of principles aimed at ensuring fair remuneration for artists and arts practitioners for the work they...
Journal article

Community participation as identity and belonging: a case study of Arts Project Australia. “I am an artist”

This study aimed to describe the program logic and outcomes of a program that aimed to support community participation through increasing participants’ sense of identity and belonging to the Arts community.
Report

COVID-19, digital inclusion, and the Australian cultural sector: a research snapshot

This snapshot reports on the preliminary findings from research that asked how digital inclusion affected the Australian cultural sector in the wake of COVID-19.
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.
Discussion paper

Consultation paper on growing the Indigenous visual arts industry

This paper includes information on activities the federal government is currently undertaking to support artists, art centres and the industry, and asks questions of the sector to inform future activities, especially considering the full long-term effects of COVID-19.
Report

Public displays of affection: how can artists rebrand soft power?

This publication reports on a conference that explored the relationship of arts and cultural initiatives to soft-power agendas which, along with ‘market’ and ‘audience development,’ often underpin the Australian government’s investment in international arts activities.
Report

Making sense of the termination right: how the system fails artists and how to fix it

The termination system was designed to protect authors and their heirs against unprofitable or inequitable agreements. This report explores the right of authors to terminate a copyright license or grant and regain rights in their works—even if their contracts contain language to the contrary.
Strategy

ACT artists-in-residence policy

This policy aims to help Australian Capital Territory to achieve the goal to be regarded nationally and internationally as home to a comprehensive program of highly regarded artist residencies.
Report

Shifting paradigms

Several major themes emerged from the stories of Canadian artists heard during this inquiry, including the increasing value gap, the decline in the artistic middle class, the impact of technology on creative industries and changes in consumer culture.
Report

A profile of creative professionals

This report finds the majority of creative professionals covered in the survey have difficulty making a sustainable living from their principal artform or creative practice. Most rely on other sources of financial support such as another job or a partner’s income to survive, and most...
Report

Promoting gender equality through the arts and creative industries: a review of case studies and evidence

To explore how art can be used to help promote gender equality in Victoria, VicHealth commissioned a research team from the University of Melbourne and Deakin University to review international, gender-related arts projects. This report document their key findings.
Commentary

New Zealand’s proposed capital gains tax could nudge taxpayers to invest in art instead of property

The key motivation for New Zealand’s Labour-led government in establishing the Tax Working Group was to investigate a fairer tax system. For reasons of simplicity, the TWG proposes broad exclusions from a capital gains tax, including a taxpayer’s primary home and all personal assets such...
Report

Crafting self: promoting the making self in the creative micro-economy

The primary aim of this project was to determine how online distribution is changing the environment for operating a creative micro-enterprise, and with it, the larger relationship between public and private spheres. A key research question was - what are the ‘self-making’ skills required to...
Strategy

Agenda for Australian craft and design

This is an agenda for the future of Australian making, produced by the National Craft Initiative over a three-year period of engagement with the professional craft and design community.
Report

Cultural policies in France

What is a cultural policy? What actions can be taken to nurture and sustain creation in sectors such as visual arts, audiovisual and cinema, books, music or performing arts? This document outlines measures applied in France in support of the various cultural sectors.
Report

Artists’ mobility and visas: a step forward

Creativity has no borders, but States do – and therefore, visas remain a hot topic for artists and cultural professionals working internationally.
Guide

City of Melbourne arts infrastructure framework: a five year plan

The purpose of the City of Melbourne Arts Infrastructure Framework (MAIF) is to provide strategic direction on the delivery of arts infrastructure by the City of Melbourne and its external partners.
Report

A study of artists’ working environment

Results of a 2016 survey in Sweden addressed to artists in the fields of visual and applied arts, dance, film, music, words and theater.
Literature review

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander art economies project: literature review

This literature review surveys writing about the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander art and craft sector of remote Australia. The review has been compiled as a foundational text for the ‘Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Art Economies’ research project being undertaken by the CRC for...