A series of surveys and reports looking at the working lives of practicing professional artists in Australia, including their incomes, profiles and ways of working.
Find out about Australia's vibrant arts sector and the latest trends in art creation, industry, global trade, philanthropy and participation.
This comprehensive, statistical overview of the Australian arts sector provides a stronger evidence base for how we understand and talk about arts and culture in Australia.
Arts in Daily Life: Australian Participation in the Arts
This independent study provides insight into how Australians think about and participate in the arts today.
The outcomes of this study paint a positive picture. Overall engagement with the arts is up and public attitudes to the arts are highly positive.
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.
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The Arts Participation surveys give robust and detailed information on how Australians participate in the arts and their attitudes to the arts.
This research is designed to help build audience development strategies for Aboriginal and Torres Strait arts.
The Art Facts website provides an engaging and accessible way for users to digest key statistics about the Australian arts sector.
The State of the Arts is an annual report which encourages national dialogue about arts and culture in Australia.
Australia Council’s latest publications include Annual Reports, Research Reports and more…
The Australia Council is a partner on eight ARC linkage partnerships with seven different tertiary institutions.