From dancing in Darwin to art gallery attendance on the Gold Coast to creative writing in Parramatta, this interactive tool presents the proportions of people in local communities who attend and create the arts.
The Australia Council is committed to strengthening the evidence base for understanding key issues in the Australian arts sector.
Our research and analysis is a critical part of how we seek to inform policy development and public dialogue about arts and culture. This is achieved through data analysis, in-depth research projects, and evaluation of Council activities.
Our Current Projects
Showcasing Creativity reports on the level and types of First Nations performing arts programming in Australia’s mainstream venues and festivals; the presenting of works to audiences; and the motivations and obstacles for presenters and producers. It aims to promote and inform discussion about what is needed to achieve a culturally ambitious nation that cherishes First Nations arts.
The Technical Appendix is a companion document to the 2015 Arts Nation report. It provides further information about the underlying methodology, data and trends of the Arts Nation indicators and measures.
The Australia Council for the Arts has released a summary report that highlights the value of a strategic approach to international arts development and explores the existing activity and future priorities of the sector.
This research is designed to help build audience development strategies for Aboriginal and Torres Strait arts.
Arts Nation: An Overview of Australian Arts is a new report which provides evidence as a catalyst for informed discussion about arts and culture in Australia. It will be an evolving report which fills a critical gap by creating and interpreting a set of national indicators to increase our understanding of the Australian arts industry.
An Overview of Australian arts
The Australia Council is a partner on eight ARC linkage partnerships with seven different tertiary institutions.
Read more about the Australia Council Research teams.