Cultural and creative sector
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...
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This report brings together published and unpublished data on the attitudes and beliefs towards arts and culture held by ‘Baby Boomer middle Australians’.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...
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.
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...
Enabling digital transformation within the cultural sector? Documenting ACMI’s CEO digital mentoring pilot program: executive summary
This executive summary details recommendations from the exploratory, qualitative research conducted alongside the ACMI (Australian Centre for the Moving Image) CEO Digital Mentoring Program (the Program) pilot in 2021.
'Creative Hotspots' in the regions: key thematic insights and findings from across Australia
This publication outlines the findings from the 'Creative Hotspots' project, which investigated the contemporary dynamics of cultural and creative activity in largely regional and non-capital cities and towns across Australia before the outbreak of COVID-19.
COVID-19 vaccination rates and Victoria’s arts sector
This research paper provides a snapshot of the state of Victoria’s arts and entertainment sector between October 2021 and mid-January 2022, as restrictions eased in line with vaccination rates rising. It also explores how state and local governments in Victoria implemented policy and allocated finances...
Reshaping policies for creativity: addressing culture as a global public good
This report provides a global overview of the state of the cultural and creative sectors, through insightful new data that shed light on emerging trends at a global level, and puts forward policy recommendations to foster creative ecosystems that contribute to a sustainable world by...
The big picture 2
This report provides an updated overview of cultural expenditure trends in Australia between the 2007–08 and 2019–20 periods, drawing on a new release of Australia’s most comprehensive dataset on cultural funding by governments.
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.
Working safely and inclusively through COVID-19 and beyond
This document outlines a set of clear principles to aid and support the Australian arts and cultural sector to make decisions inclusively, and to go beyond compliance and celebrate diversity.
Community media destinations: spotlight on creative industries
This research project interrogates the experiences of people working in the creative and cultural industries - who spent significant time in the Australian community broadcasting sector. Examining the impact of community broadcasting participation on career pathways recognises the historical role that community radio stations have...
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.
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...
Digital culture strategy 2021-24
This strategy document sets out the Australia Council for the Arts' vision for a digitally-enabled and thriving arts and cultural industry. It provides an overarching framework to guide their approach and priorities for digital development.
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.
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.
Australia’s cultural and creative economy: a 21st century guide
This report on the cultural and creative economy explains why making an Australian National Arts, Culture and Creativity Plan now will unleash opportunities for Australians to participate in and contribute to the economy and society in the 21st century.
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.
Culture shock: COVID-19 and the cultural and creative sectors
Cultural and creative sectors are important in their own right in terms of their economic footprint and employment. They also spur innovation across the economy, as well as contribute to numerous other channels for positive social impact. However they are among the hardest hit by...
Community ties: understanding what attaches people to the place where they live
This report, commissioned by the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation, finds that people with access to arts and cultural amenities are more deeply attached to their communities, but equitable access continues to be challenging for communities of colour.
Supporting culture in the digital age
Prepared between November 2019 and March 2020, this report explores how the digital age has changed the cultural value chain and draws on existing literature and insights, as well as a range of actors from across the cultural ecosystem.
Australian cultural and creative activity: a population and hotspot analysis
The creative industries, while not well recognised as such, are strong contributors to local economies. This collection of reports focuses upon a number of specific regions around Australia.
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.