This summary brings together findings from a number of the Australia Council’s research publications to build the evidence base about regional arts and artists, and engagement with the arts in regional Australia.
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Making Art Work: An Economic Study of Professional Artists in Australia is the latest iteration of the Macquarie University study of professional artists for the Australia Council. The series tracks trends in the lives and working conditions of Australian artists over 30 years and identifies challenges and opportunities for artists’ careers into the future.
Making Art Work: An Economic Study of Professional Artists in Australia tracks trends in the lives and working conditions of Australian artists over 30 years and identifies challenges and opportunities for artists’ careers into the future. Selected professional artists share some of their experiences.
Explore Living Culture data through interactive dashboards with breakdowns by age, gender, state/territory and remoteness areas.
Living Culture presents arts and culture data from the ABS’s National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Social Survey (NATSISS) about Indigenous Australians’ engagement with First Nations arts, festivals, languages and broadcasting, and attendance at arts and cultural venues and events.
Morris Hargreaves Macintyre applied their Culture Segments™ to data collected through the National Arts Participation Survey to produce resources for understanding the motivations, behaviours and lifestyles of Australians, and how they relate to engagement with the arts.
The state and territory results from the third in a landmark series measuring Australians’ engagement with the arts in 2016 – attending arts events, exhibitions and festivals; reading; listening to music; sharing and connecting with the arts online; and creating art themselves. It also captures Australians attitudes and views about the impacts of the arts.