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.

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.

Culture Count: Measuring Cultural Value

20 April 2012

Download the transcript and watch the videos from Culture Count: a forum of measuring cultural value. Hasan Bakhshi delivered the keynote address, arguing for more rigorous decision about cultural funding.

Its a given: Tracking the importance of private giving and sponsorship to key organisations

08 November 2011

This report tracks and analyses private sector income of Australia Council funded key organisations for the years 2008 to 2010.

Cultural policies in Australia

14 September 2011

Cultural policies in Australia offers an invaluable profile of arts and cultural polices across all spheres of government. It charts the development of federal and state cultural agencies, policy relating to all artforms, public and commercial media, Indigenous affairs, heritage, education, training and economic policy.

Securing the future 2002-2009

08 November 2010

The Securing the Future update is an annual report which tracks Australia’s major performing arts’ (MPA) companies’ progress in the areas of artistic vibrancy, access and financial viability.

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

20 October 2010

This research report was prepared for the Literature Board of the Australia Council for the Arts by Dr Kath McLean, Dr Louise Poland and Jacinta van den Berg on behalf of the Writing and Society Research Group at the University of Western Sydney in May 2010.

Arts and business: partnerships that work

08 July 2010

A joint research project of the Australia Council for the Arts and the Australia Business Arts Foundation (AbaF) provides a 2010 update on arts partnerships and the corporate processes behind arts-business relationships.

Funding of film and video

17 December 2008

Overseas investors contributed $103 million to 11 films, accounting for 47 per cent of total funding for Australian and co-production feature films in 2007–08.

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