The Australia Council’s research program informs the implementation of the Australia Council’s Strategic Plan. To learn more about projects that are currently underway, click the links below. You’ll be able to find more information about the purpose and objectives of each of our projects, the team working on them, and access publications and other resources when they become available.
16 January 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.
01 September 2016
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.
03 November 2015
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.
29 September 2015
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.
19 August 2015
This research is designed to help build audience development strategies for Aboriginal and Torres Strait arts.
04 March 2015
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.
The Arts Participation surveys give robust and detailed information on how Australians participate in the arts and their attitudes to the arts.
The Art Facts website provides an engaging and accessible way for users to digest key statistics about the Australian arts sector.