Research projects

Australian organisations

Australian arts and cultural research teams
ARC Centre of Excellence for Creative Industries and Innovation
The ARC Centre of Excellence for Creative Industries and Innovation (CCI) was established in 2005 to focus research and development on the role the creative industries and their contributing disciplines make to a more dynamic and inclusive innovation system and society.

Australian Bureau of Statistics and the National Centre for  Culture and Recreation Statistics
The NCCRS is the unit within the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) which provides a
national focus on culture, recreation and leisure statistics. 

Australia Council for the Arts' Research and Strategic Analysis team
The RSA team includes a team of researchers and a library. It generates research about the Australian arts sector to create value for the arts sector, add new knowledge to the field, and provide insight and direction for policy, practice and innovation. 

Creative Industries Innovation Centre (CIIC) - UTS
The Creative Industries Innovation Centre works with a consortium of leading corporate, industry and university partners across Australia, who are committed to supporting a thriving creative economy.
Institute for Creative Industries and Innovation (iCi)
The Institute for Creative Industries and Innovation is a multidisciplinary research centre, dedicated to building research capacity at Queensland University of Technology.

QUT Creative Industries Faculty
QUT's Creative Industries Faculty is at the forefront of pioneering international research initiatives in creative industries policy, applied creative industries research, digital media design, and the creative and performing arts. 



Australian organisations concerned with arts and cultural research
artsACT is the ACT Government’s arts agency. It develops and implements government policies on the arts, and manages and delivers the ACT Arts Fund, its various funding categories and awards and prizes.
Arts Industry Council Victoria (AICV)
The Arts Industry Council (Victoria) is the independent voice for the arts. AIC(V) was established as a non-profit organisation in 1989 – a peak industry body to enable all sectors of arts activity in Victoria to speak with a common voice.
Arts NSW
Arts NSW is the NSW Government’s arts policy and funding body and is a division of Communities NSW. As part of Communities NSW, it shares a commitment to building stronger communities through the arts.
Arts Queensland
Arts Queensland is a funding and advisory agency of the State Government committed to achieving a strong, sustainable arts environment that celebrates Queensland's unique cultural identity. The aqblog is a forum for conversation about policy and practice in arts and culture.
Arts SA
Arts SA is a division of the Department of the Premier and Cabinet and is the South Australian Government's arts and cultural agency.
Arts Victoria
Arts Victoria is the State Government body which advises on, and implements arts policy. It is charged with making the arts available and accessible to all Victorians and with supporting and developing Victoria's artists and creative industries.
Australian Major Performing Arts Group (AMPAG)
The Australian Major Performing Arts Group, or AMPAG, is the umbrella group for Australia’s 28 major performing arts companies.
Council for the Humanities, Arts and Social Sciences (CHASS)
Established in 2004, the Council for the Humanities, Arts and Social Sciences promotes and provides advocacy services for the humanities, arts and social sciences. The Council serves as a coordinating forum for teachers, researchers, professionals and practitioners in the sector.
DCA WA Department of Culture and the Arts
The Department of Culture and the Arts' (DCA) commitment is focussed on enriching the lives of all Western Australians by supporting the arts and cultural sectors to provide unique and transforming experiences.
International Federation of Arts Councils and Culture Agencies (IFACCA)
IFACCA  is the global network of arts councils and ministries of culture. IFACCA aims to benefit artists, arts organisations and communities worldwide.
Live Performance Australia (LPA)
Live Performance Australia (LPA) is the peak body for Australia’s live entertainment and performing arts industry.
Museums and Galleries NSW
Museums & Galleries NSW (M&G NSW) is the leading agency to develop, support and promote regional, community and public museums and galleries across NSW. MGNSW is assisted by the NSW Government through Arts NSW and by the Australian Government through the Australia Council.

Arts NT
Arts NT is a branch within the Northern Territory Government's Department of Arts and Museums (DoAM). Arts NT supports, develops and promotes growth of the creative arts sector for the benefit of the Territory, visitors, the community and economy through providing advice, partnerships, and providing financial and infrastructure support.

Ministry for the Arts
The Ministry for the Arts is the Australian Government’s arts and culture policy body. The Ministry for the Arts is part of the Attorney-General’s Department. The Ministry for the Arts develops and administers programs and policies that encourage excellence in art, support for cultural heritage and public access to arts and culture.

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