programs and resources

$2m will be invested in sector-led initiatives to support the recovery of Australia’s cultural and creative industries.

The Re-imagine: Sector Recovery Initiatives fund is offered in acknowledgement of the significant forces of change and evolution facing the cultural and creative industries. This investment will support the sector to re-imagine practice and operations, and test ideas and models for a more resilient, equitable and thriving future.

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Sector Resources

Digital resources

First Nations' Roundtable 

The Australia Council for the Arts will be hosting a series of First Nations' Roundtables for arts and creative independents, and organisations, to discuss the current situation that affects us all in relation to COVID-19.

Creative Connections 

Creative Connections is an online webinar series for the cultural and arts sectors and will offer practical, accessible and useful content delivered by industry experts on key topics and emerging themes.

Think Inside the Square 

Every week, industry experts, artists and digital adaptors will join the panel to discuss solutions and ideas that inform the industry.

Intel: Podcast series

 Australia Council’s INTEL: PODCAST SERIES is a peer-to-peer market intelligence resource designed to inform and upskill the arts sector on ‘live’, best practice, and innovative approaches to international engagement.

Creating Our Future: Results of the National Arts Participation Survey

Creating Our Future: Results of the National Arts Participation Surveyis the fourth study in the landmark research series that explores Australians’ engagement with and attitudes towards the arts.

The National Arts Participation Survey asks how Australians are engaging with arts and creativity in our daily lives. How do Australians feel about arts and creativity? How is our arts engagement changing? Do we recognise the impacts of arts and creativity in our lives and communities? How do Australians feel about public funding for the arts?

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The Australia Council is working with Patternmakers and WolfBrown to understand changes in behaviours and sentiments of arts-goers in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, to support decision-making and forward planning across the sector.

All data is available in the Audience Outlook Monitor dashboard, with results from over 23,000 respondents in Phase 1, over 15,000 respondents in Phase 2 and over 12,000 respondents in Phase 3.

The disability fact sheet is now available.

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Join us to explore the importance and impact of good public policy to ensure a healthy Australia following the recent year of devastation. In the first season of our In Conversation series, subject matter experts will discuss the economic, social and cultural value of creativity for all Australians.

All the sessions' recordings are now avavilable.

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