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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.