RESEARCH PARTNERSHIPS

The Australia Council welcomes opportunities to partner with academia and industry through research. The following information will help you decide whether your proposed research aligns with the Australia Council’s priorities and the most effective way to share your ideas with us.

What kinds of research partnerships are we interested in?
What kinds of research methodology do we support?
Do you need to have worked with us before?

What kinds of research partnerships are we interested in?

What kinds of research partnerships are we interested in?

There are two types of research partnerships we are interested in at the Australia Council.

  • Tailored research partnerships – these involve an applied or bespoke piece of research. Approximate duration: 6 months – 2 years.
  • ARC Linkage partnerships – these involve a specific focus on research with the aim of generating an ARC Linkage submission. Approximate duration: planning time and minimum 3 years active research.

What kinds of research methodology do we support?

What kinds of research methodology do we support?

The Australia Council is interested a variety of methodologies as well as collection and analyses of primary and/or secondary data. We expect all research resulting from collaboration with the Australia Council to adhere to rigorous ethical and professional standards such as those published by the National Health and Medical Research Council, the Australian Institute of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Studies and the Australian Market & Social Research Society.

Do you need to have worked with us before?

Do you need to have worked with us before?

You do not need to have worked with us before. We welcome contact by any researchers who are interested in conducting quality research that aligns with the Australia Council’s priorities.

Our research priorities

The Australia Council prioritises research to deepen understanding of the arts, their value and impact. This includes research involving collaborators from diverse fields of expertise in recognition of the unique and creative viewpoints those intersections may bring to a project. Consideration of the Australia Council’s strategic goals will assist in helping you align the research you propose with our past research and priority areas.

  • Goal One: Australian arts are without borders (Exploration, Reciprocity, Stimulation, Expansion)
  • Goal Two: Australia is known for its great art and artists (Excellence, Diversity, Adventure, Strength)
  • Goal Three: Arts enrich daily life for all (Abundance, Inclusion, A New Generation, Leverage)
  • Goal Four: Australians cherish Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander arts and culture (Enrichment, Brilliance, Belonging, Journey)

Click here for more information on our Strategic Plan.

Contacting us about research

Please include as much information as you can on the following areas when approaching us about your research.

  • Aim of the proposed research.
  • How the research aligns with the Australia Council’s strategic goals.
  • Identification of what is original or important in the proposed research.
  • Proposed research methodology and types of analysis (if relevant).
  • Duration of the proposed research (if known) and whether you are considering the research as a tailored partnership or an ARC Linkage partnership.
  • What monetary and/or resourcing commitment you are wanting from us.
  • Name and contact details of key researchers and any other partners or organisations in support of, or committed to the proposed research.

We recognise that you may be in the early stages of planning, so encourage as much detail as possible. However, we understand that elements are likely to change through any collaborative process.

For more information about research partnerships with the Australia Council please contact ResearchEnquiries@australiacouncil.gov.au