The 8th World Summit Report offers insight into the knowledge, experience and perspectives shared by participants and details the conversations that took place during the 8th World Summit on Arts and Culture, Kuala Lumpur from 11-14 March 2019. It also presents the issues that participants...
This discussion paper sets out the Australia Council for the Arts' proposed strategic priorities for 2020 to 2024. Submissions are invited to inform these priorities and future investment in the arts over the next five years.
Funding support for the Major Performing Arts companies (MPA companies) is provided by the Australian and state governments under the MPA Framework. This paper proposes a range of features to strengthen those arrangements, which will provide an opportunity to create an enhanced framework that is...
When did culture become a number? When did the books, paintings, poems, plays, songs, films, games, art installations, clothes, and all the myriad objects that fill our lives and which we consider cultural, become a matter of statistical measurement?
In 2016 Nesta launched the Arts and Heritage Matched Crowdfunding Pilot, to explore the potential of mixing crowdfunding donations with grant funding. The pilot saw arts and heritage initiatives raising money for a diverse range of projects; from plays and art exhibitions, to launching new...
This report highlights the challenges and opportunities faced by professional artists in Australia.
In this companion report, the Australia Council has placed the key survey findingsalongside other literature and analysis to highlight and contextualise emerging trends,and to discuss what they mean for Australian artists into the future.
This study examines the impact of matched crowdfunding as a new means of getting ideas and projects off the ground, through analysis of a £251,500 matched crowdfunding pilot for arts and heritage projects.
This is an agenda for the future of Australian making, produced by the National Craft Initiative over a three-year period of engagement with the professional craft and design community.
The Australasian Council of Deans of Arts, Social Sciences and Humanities (DASSH) welcomes the opportunity to make a submission in response to the Senate Legal and Constitutional Affairs References Committee inquiry into the impact of the 2014 and 2015 Commonwealth Budget decisions on the Arts,...
The National Program for Excellence in the Arts announced in the 2015-16 Budget will commence in early 2015-16. The draft guidelines for the Program have been released for public comment. Feedback is invited from the arts sector and broader community.
Australia's federal, state and local governments spent just over $7 billion on cultural activities during 2012-13, according to these estimates of funding for arts and cultural activities by the three levels of government.
Last year the Australian Bureau of Statistics did the maths – government spends about A$7 billion annually in Australia on arts and culture. The exact dollar figure varies depending on what we count, but it includes heritage, broadcasting and botanical gardens, along with all the...
Using econometric modelling Kate MacNeill, Jenny Lye and Paul Caulfield examine the relationships between Australian federal government arts expenditure and the political persuasion of the government and government reviews of the arts and cultural sector. Their research adds to a number of international studies that...
Australia's federal, state and local governments spent nearly $7 billion on cultural activities during 2011-12, according to a report released today by the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS).
This study provides an overview of central changes in European Commission cultural support beginning in 2014 and presents criticisms put forth by civil-society stakeholders and members of the public.
The Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) reported today that the total expenditure funded by government for cultural activities in 2010-11 was $6,650.2m.
Total government funding for cultural activities was $6,658.1m in 2009-10. This was an increase of 2% on 2008-09 ($6,525.1m) which was in turn an increase of 7% on total cultural funding for 2007-08 ($6,081.2m).