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Connecting Australians: Results of the National Arts Participation Survey, June 2017

June 27, 2017

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.

Arts Sector Service Organisations Scan

June 22, 2017

The Arts Sector Service Organisations Scan was undertaken to develop a greater understanding of the scale and nature of arts organisations whose core purpose is to provide programs and activities that support artists and arts organisations.

Reading the reader: A survey of Australian reading habits

May 26, 2017

Reading the reader: A survey of Australian reading habits provides insights into contemporary preferences, behaviours and attitudes of Australian towards books and reading. The Australia Council has partnered with Macquarie University on this third and final stage of their three-year research project titled ‘The Australian Book Industry: Authors, Publishers and Readers in a Time of Change’.

Arts and Cultural Attendance and Participation: Local Region Rates

January 16, 2017

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. Using 2013/14 Australian Bureau of Statistics data, it covers cultural attendance and participation across art, craft, theatre, dance, music, and literature.