The relationship between art and travel is long-standing, deep and complex. We travel to see art, and even when art isn’t our primary destination, we naturally gravitate to the art of a place in order to understand the meaning of that place. Domestic tourism provides an opportunity for Australians to immerse themselves in exceptional cultural […]
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First Nations arts engage international tourists, especially those who travel outside capital cities. Discover more on this story from International Arts Tourism: Connecting Cultures.
The Australia Council’s submission to the Closing the Gap Refresh draws on the evidence base to advocate for increased investment in First Nations arts and cultural expression, cultural maintenance, and First Nations-led culturally based solutions across portfolios.
This summary brings together findings from a number of the Australia Council’s research publications to build the evidence base about regional arts and artists, and engagement with the arts in regional Australia.
Explore Living Culture data through interactive dashboards with breakdowns by age, gender, state/territory and remoteness areas.
Living Culture presents arts and culture data from the ABS’s National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Social Survey (NATSISS) about Indigenous Australians’ engagement with First Nations arts, festivals, languages and broadcasting, and attendance at arts and cultural venues and events.
Showcasing Creativity reports on the level and types of First Nations performing arts programming in Australia’s mainstream venues and festivals; the presenting of works to audiences; and the motivations and obstacles for presenters and producers.