The Australia Council longitudinal study of early career artists aimed to better understand the career development of artists and the impact of receiving an Australia Council grant. The research explores these areas by measuring direct grant impacts, career perceptions and development, and time spent on creative practice and income earned from creative practice.
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This study consists of two parts; an online survey of 2,500 people who attended an art event in the previous year and a review of the online presence of all the regularly funded organisations supported by the Council.
Do you really expect to get paid? is the fifth study in a series carried out over the past 30 years at Macquarie University, with funding from the Australia Council. The survey profiles the careers of artists across all major art forms and is based on interviews with 1,030 practising professional Australian artists.
This analysis of data from three Australian Population Censuses (1996, 2001, 2006) in relation to arts employment. This study was undertaken by Peter Higgs of the Centre for Creative Industries and Innovation at the Queensland University of Technology (QUT) under the leadership of Professor Stuart Cunningham.
Song Cycles, a joint research project by the Australia Council for the Arts and the Australasian Performing Right Association (APRA), showed that attitudes, physical distance, training and education were among the significant barriers preventing Indigenous musicians from reaching wider audiences.
The Arts Participation surveys give robust and detailed information on how Australians participate in the arts and their attitudes to the arts, to help the arts sector understand its audiences and policy makers understand its value to the public.
This paper summarises research from the field of performance measurement, public value, and audience research. It seeks to uncover useful insights to assist arts organisations and funding agencies to develop practical tools for measuring artistic vibrancy.