Arts citizen participation

Report

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.
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.
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.
Report

A view from middle Australia: perceptions of arts, culture and creativity

Drawing on conversations with eight focus groups in February 2020, with middle-aged, middle income swing voters from suburban and regional Australia, this research finds that middle Australians have clear views about the value and opportunities that arts and culture create for them, for their families...
Strategy

Creativity connects us: corporate plan 2019–2023

The Australia Council for the Arts' five-year strategy advocates for a creatively connected Australia where creative enterprise is entrenched across society, industry and government as the fuel that ignites our social, cultural and economic success. 
Report

Transformative: impacts of culture and creativity

When people engage in cultural or creative activities, they generally have better educational outcomes, are less lonely and enjoy a happier and healthier life in old age. This report provides a snapshot of current research and findings about the positive impacts of artistic, creative and...
Transcript

Creativity in an age of constraint

The John Bonython Lecture is the annual gala event for the Centre for Independent Studies. Award winning American author and opinion writer, Lionel Shriver, delivered this year’s lecture. She eviscerated the modern-day obsession with identity politics, political correctness and the hypersensitivities of the #MeToo movement...
Report

The big picture: public expenditure on artistic, cultural and creative activity in Australia

Establishing a baseline understanding of the quantum and trends in expenditure on culture by all levels of government over the last decade, this report presents findings and opportunities based on meaningful comparisons between different years, levels of government and areas of expenditure.
Book

The fourth pillar of sustainability: culture’s essential role in public planning

This book was commissioned to examine of the potential value of a specifically cultural perspective to the planning, service delivery and evaluation activities of local government. Published in 2001, it continues to be used today to underpin rigourous cultural planning strategies.
Strategy

12 month action plan February 2019 - January 2020

This is a 12-month action plan in respond to the Public Libraries Victoria Four Year Strategic Plan 2019 - 2022. It outlines the strategies, objectives, initiative, critical actions, and KPIs for the period from February 2019 to January 2020.