Publications

Showcasing Creativity: Programming and Presenting First Nations Performing Arts

Showcasing Creativity: Programming and Presenting First Nations Performing 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.

Arts Nation Technical Appendix

03 November 2015

The Arts Nation 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.

Arts Nation Technical Appendix Attachment - ABS 2014 Arts Satellite Account Customised Report

03 November 2015

An attachment to the Technical Appendix is the ABS 2014 Arts Satellite Account Customised Report .

Promoting diversity of cultural expression in arts in Australia

21 October 2015

The report aims to contribute to understanding and debate of the implications of UNESCO’s 2005 Convention on the Protection and Promotion of the Diversity of Cultural Expression, to which Australia became a signatory in 2009.

Image credit: Longin Sarnecki. Courtesy the artist and the Moscow Biennale of Contemporary Art Foundation.

International Arts Activity – Australian Arts Sector

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.

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Building Audiences: Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Arts

20 August 2015

Building Audiences examines the barriers to and the strategies for increasing audiences in the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander arts sector. This research investigates the attitudes, beliefs and behaviours of current and potential audiences.

Arts Nation: An Overview of Australian Arts

Arts Nation: An Overview of Australian 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. www.australiacouncil.gov.au/artsnation

On Board: Serving on the Boards of an Arts Organisation

16 February 2015

Effective governance is one of the most important aspects of running a successful arts organisation. But what makes a great board? What are a board’s responsibilities? And how do you attract terrific board members? On Board is a short, easy-to-read guide to the basics of governance for arts organisations. It provides brief notes and checklists on a range of aspects of a board's operations, including legal and financial responsibilities, the relationship with the CEO, strategic and financial planning, and recruitment and induction of members. It’s a useful resource for those serving on boards and for staff of arts organisations who work closely with their chairs and board members. On Board is written by David Fishel, one of Australia’s foremost writers on governance for not-for-profit organisations. The booklet is an accompaniment to The Book of the Board: Effective Governance for Non-Profit Organisations 2nd edition by David Fishel (Federation Press, 2008), which provides more detail on these and other topics of concern to board members and staff of non-profit organisations.

Arts in Daily Life: Australian Participation in the Arts – state and territories detailed tables

16 December 2014

Building on the national Arts Participation research, these tables show the detailed findings for Australian states and territories.

Arts in Daily Life: Australian Participation in the Arts – state and territories factsheet

16 December 2014

Building on the national Arts Participation research, this factsheet summarises findings for Australian states and territories.

Infographic Arts Participation

10 December 2014

Factsheet Arts Participation

10 December 2014

Infographic Arts are important for Australian Children

10 December 2014

Factsheets Arts are important to Australian children

10 December 2014

Infographic Australians value Indigenous Arts

10 December 2014

Factsheet Indigenous arts growth and opportunities

10 December 2014

Infographic Arts enrich our lives

10 December 2014

Factsheet Arts enrich our lives

10 December 2014

Australian Participation in the Arts_Technical Appendix

10 December 2014

Talking Points: A Snapshot of Contemporary Visual Arts 2013-14

01 May 2014

This profile of the Australian contemporary visual arts sector in based on over 100 in-depth interviews, and provides an overview of current issues, opportunities and challenges in the sector, and maps key developments over the last decade.

Arts in Daily Life: Australian Participation in the Arts

01 May 2014

This independent study commissioned by the Australia Council provides valuable insights into how Australians engage with the arts today.

Community Relevance guide

01 May 2014

This online guide was developed to support arts organisations to create meaningful community connections.

Children and Reading Literature Review

01 February 2014

Commissioned in response to a reported decline in children’s reading, this review summarises current knowledge on Australian children’s leisure reading.

Longitudinal study of early career artists

01 December 2013

A three year tracking study of early career artists which looks at the key factors that influence the development of their careers.

Fact Sheet: Trends in reading among Australians

01 October 2013

This fact sheet summarises research findings on the attitudes and behaviours of Australian readers.

How to Work the Crowd

01 July 2012

This research investigated donor motivations and barriers to crowd funding and provided some indicative recommendations on ways to increase the uptake of crowd funding in the creative industries.

Women in Theatre

01 April 2012

This research investigated the impact of policies designed to improve the representation and support of women in key creative roles in theatre over the past three decades.

Connecting:// arts audiences online

01 July 2011

Connecting:// arts audiences online explores how arts organisations can use the internet to build audience engagement and drive attendance. It highlights key opportunities for arts organisations to enhance audience engagement online.

A case for literature: the effectiveness of subsidies to Australian publishers 1995-2005

01 October 2010

This project sought to evaluate the effectiveness of the Australia Council’s publishing subsidy in maintaining quality and creating value in its support of the publication of Australian literary titles.

What’s your other job? A census analysis of arts employment in Australia

01 August 2010

This analysis of data from three Australian Population Censuses in relation to arts employment measures the size of total employment in the arts and compares working artist incomes with other occupations.

Do you really expect to get paid? An economic study of professional artists in Australia

01 August 2010

This study profiles the careers of practicing professional artists across all major art forms except film. It is based on interviews with 1,030 practicing professional artists conducted in late 2009.

Song Cycles

01 May 2010

This report shows that attitudes, physical distance, training and education are among the significant barriers that prevent Indigenous artists from reaching wider audiences.

More than bums on seats: Australian participation in the arts

01 March 2010

This study painted a comprehensive picture of how Australians participate in the arts and identified key factors affecting future participation in the arts.

Meaningful measurement: A review of the literature about measuring artistic vibrancy

01 December 2009

This paper summarises research from the field of peformance measurement, public value, and audience research. It seeks to uncover useful insights to assist arts organisations and funding agencies to develop practical tools for measuring artistic vibrancy.

Don't panic: The impact of digital technology on the major performing arts

01 October 2008

This paper discusses the impact of digital technology on the major performing arts sector and seeks to provoke discussion in the MPA sector about the opportunities and threats posed by digital technology.

Don't give up your day job: An economic study of professional artists in Australia.

01 June 2003

A survey of the economic circumstances of 1,063 practising professional Australian artists.

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