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Arts Participation Research

22 May 2014

Arts in Daily Life: Australian participation in the arts is an independent study commissioned by the Australia Council, which provides insight into how Australians participate in the arts today.


Talking Points

16 May 2014

Talking Points is a profile of the contemporary visual arts sector in 2013-14 authored by Phip Murray. The report is not intended as a comprehensive analysis, but to give a snapshot of current issues, opportunities and challenges in the sector, and map key developments over the last decade.


Children and Reading Literature Review

28 February 2014

The Literature section of the Australia Council for the Arts commissioned this literature review in response to the decline in children’s reading measured by the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS). The review aimed to summarise current knowledge on Australian children’s leisure reading, and identifies gaps in knowledge and opportunities for further research.


The longitudinal study of early career artists

10 December 2013

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


Fact Sheet: Trends in reading among Australians

16 October 2013

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


Archives in the digital era

13 October 2012

Many arts organisations are looking at how to archive their artworks and content for the future. This resource gives an overview of the key issues and steps in digital archiving.


National Crowdfunding Roadshow Resources

03 October 2012

The National Crowdfunding Roadshow was a nine-city seminar series to explore the opportunities in crowdfunding for cultural and creative projects. In late July and through August Caroline Vu of the Artsupport Australia team and Elliott Bledsoe, Digital Content Officer of the Australia Council travelled to the capital cities and Western Sydney to present seminars to the arts and cultural sector about crowdfunding.


How to work the crowd

30 July 2012

This study is a snapshot of Australian donor motivations and donor barriers to crowdfunding, and provides some indicative recommendations on ways the uptake of crowdfunding in the creative industries might increase.


Arts Yarn Up - edition 8

31 May 2012

In this issue, we reflect on the history, legacy and contribution of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander artists to Australia’s cultural life in the 21st century, and to keep you ‘in tune’ we unearth the 50 “must listen to” black songs.


Women in theatre

23 April 2012

This report was commissioned in July 2011 by the Australia Council for the Arts to bring the research on the issue of women in creative leadership in Australia up to the present day, and provide a basis for the sector to discuss these issues and to reach agreement on some strategies to address the situation.


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