Creative state 2025

Creative State 2025 is the Victorian Government’s next four-year creative industries strategy, designed to grow jobs and skills, and secure Victoria’s reputation as a global cultural destination and bold creative leader.

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...

Creative boom: a report into four sectors of strength and opportunity in the arts

The Arts Industry Council of SA (AICSA) commissioned this report to explore how South Australia’s strengths in the arts and cultural industries could further support the state’s economic agenda.

Strategic plan 2017-2020 (updated December 2016)

This strategic plan has been developed to help Writers Victoria to grow membership and extend the reach of programs, participants, audiences and impact.

Victoria’s creative industry festivals review

An action of the Creative State strategy, the Victorian Creative Industries Festivals Review looked at the strengths of the state’s festivals, the issues they face and ways to maintain a high-quality, diverse and accessible program that meets contemporary and future needs.

New Zealanders and the arts: attitudes, attendance and participation in 2017

Based on surveys repeated every three years since 2005, this report presents findings on New Zealanders attitudes towards, attendance at and participation in the arts in 2017.

Arts and culture in Australia: A statistical overview, 2004 (reissue)

Arts and Culture in Australia: A Statistical Overview was originally released in hard copy and as a pdf file in November 2004. It was subsequently re-issued in both an on-line format and PDF format on 6 September 2006.

Cultural trends in Australia: a statistical overview, 1994

This publication provides a statistical overview of culture in Australia. Topics covered include employment in culture, government outlays on culture, output of the cultural industry, cultural imports and exports, attendances at cultural venues and time spent on cultural activities.

Study on audience development - How to place audiences at the centre of cultural organisations

The aim of the study is to provide successful approaches and methods in the area of Audience Development to the European Commission as well as to equip cultural leaders inside an organization with the means to make a transition towards a more audiencecentric organization on...

Guess who's going to the gallery

Published by Museums & Galleries NSW's Strategic Audience Development Study, Guess Who's Going to the Gallery?, was launched January 2011. With core project funding from the Australia council the State report brings together over 7,000 responses from 41 galleries across NSW collected between 2007 &...

Culture report 2012 South Australia

This report prepared by the National Centre for Culture and Recreation Statistics of the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) provides Arts South Australia with a summary of data for the cultural sector in South Australia (SA).

Maumau-taimi: Wasting Time; Being Useless

This research project is a personal exploration of how time can be enacted through various approaches in order to develop a performance process that questions cultural perception of time. New works are devised and collected using four core elements of performance including time, space, the...
Conference paper

Ratings in revolution or transition?

The much touted transformations of television not only towards more television but more ways of accessing television presents particular challenges for 'business as usual' in audience measurement, particularly with respect to the trade-offs involved in establishing and maintaining broadcast ratings conventions. The gradual erosion of...
Conference paper

New music audiences: the generative impulse

This paper looks at how the net neutrality debate relates to the music recording industry and considers how new media audiences consume music as social experience and with generative impulse. As the Internet appears to force the music recording industry to re-evaluate its function and...
Conference paper

Broadcasting: Turning audiences into consumers

In its April 2008 Review of Australia's Consumer Policy Framework, the Productivity Commission identified problems with the coverage of the various schemes for handling consumer complaints about communications services. It raised a number of longer-term possibilities, including 'a single consumer entry point for communications services...
Conference paper

Survey wars: The explosion of measurement in audience ratings

The ways of knowing modern audiences, broadcast ratings, is now big billion dollar business, with Google in alliance with Nielsen, one of the world's leading media researchers, to literally auction audiences off to the highest bidder. Ironically, 'the black box' of survey and sampling methodology...
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Rethinking gatekeeping

Media research has long given special attention to the notion of a 'gatekeeper'. With established mass media the gatekeeper came in many guises, as a managing editor, copy editor or in some cases a lawyer, each of whom could influence (or decide) what got published...
Conference paper

The importance of measurements of online video audiences to determine communication policy

In the digital age, in a time where increasing amounts of video are being published and distributed online, we need more quantitative information on user needs and user consumption of online video to determine a sensible broadcast and communications policy. This talk outlines what types...
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Advertising, sponsorship and influence on commercial radio: research on listener attitudes

This presentation covers research into listener attitudes toward advertising, sponsorship and commercial influence, in news and current affairs programs, on commercial radio. Commercial radio continues to be a significant part of our contemporary media environment, and is also a 'traditional' broadcast media that is subject...