Live performance industry
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...
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.
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.
Art vs dismal science: the economics of Australia’s creative arts sector
This paper highlights the significant economic contribution of the creative arts in Australia and the threat that COVID-19 presents to the sector. It also reveals that a majority of Australians (58%) support a $750 million federal relief package to support the live music sector which...
Report on the inquiry into the Australian music industry
Music’s social and cultural value is unquestionable and cannot be overstated. This report primarily focuses on the music industry itself. It considers the regulatory and economic factors that influence the industry, and also examines how best to support the growth and sustainability of the industry...
Australian live performance industry: draft code of practice
This draft code is part of a comprehensive package of measures strongly supported by LPA’s Executive Council to deal with discrimination, harassment, sexual harassment and bullying in the workplace.
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.
City of Sydney live music and performance action plan
In response to community and industry concern regarding the health of the Sydney live music and performance industry, the City worked with industry and academia to develop its Live Music and Performance Action Plan in 2013. The action plan aims to support Sydney live music...
Planning for Canberra's night-time economies
This paper examines what can be understood as the ‘night-time economy’ (NTE). It builds on background research by the ACT Planning and Land Authority (ACTPLA) to inform planning for social infrastructure and the review of Territory Plan policies for commercial centres and zones. It considers...
The death and life of great Australian music: planning for live music venues in Australian Cities
In recent decades outdated noise, planning and liquor laws, encroaching residential development, and the rise of more lucrative forms of entertainment for venue operators, such as poker machines, have acted singly or in combination to close many live music venues in Australia.
Assessing the intrinsic impacts of a live performance
Assessing the Intrinsic Impacts of a Live Performance attempts to define and measure how audiences are transformed by a live performance. The study's research design consisted of a pair of questionnaires. One administered in-venue just prior to curtain, and the other sent home with the...
Don't panic: the impact of digital technology on the major performing arts
The Australia Council's major performing arts board has produced this discussion paper on the impact of digital technology on the sector.