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...
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...
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.
These guidelines and tools are to assist those working in regional communities achieve a more rewarding level of involvement in cultural activities. They show how to strengthen decisions, build productive partnerships and develop positive outcomes for both local hosts and visitors to rural, regional and...
This report presents key findings from a survey of creative spaces throughout New Zealand, intended to provide decision-makers and agencies with information about the sector to better understand how it operates, the services it provides and to whom.
Creative New Zealand’s Statement of Intent sets out a ten-year strategic direction to create value for New Zealanders through support for the arts, ways to increase that value and to ensure all New Zealanders – regardless of where they live and who they are –...
This work was recognised by the United Cities and Local Government Committee on Culture, who endorsed the Cultural Forum initiative as one of 120 global ‘good practice’ examples in the area of culture and local sustainable development.
The Australian Museums and Galleries Association 10-Year Indigenous Roadmap is committed to improving Indigenous engagement and employment. The roadmap was developed for the museums and galleries sector.
This discussion paper examines how governments, cultural organisations, creative practitioners, thought leaders, representatives from other sectors and citizens can, and do, work together to actively lead intercultural cooperation and to challenge current conditions.
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...
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.
The arts are vital for the future of tourism says Creative New Zealand
This overview brings together published and unpublished data and research about arts and disability in Australia, and case studies highlighting arts and disability practice around the country. The research overview is part of the evidence base for a renewed National Arts and Disability Strategy.
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.
This strategy document outlines the cultural change and collaborative actions required over the next four years, across a range of council services, to create a thriving social, cultural and economic future for the City of Port Phillip.
The Australia Council's submission to the Closing the Gap Refresh advocates for increased investment in First Nations arts and cultural expression, cultural maintenance, and First Nations-led culturally based solutions across portfolios.
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.
This handbook focuses on providing step-by-step advice on how to create the necessary preconditions for the participatory governance of cultural heritage, support the process and ensure its sustainability.