Valuing the Arts in Australia and Aotearoa New Zealand

In 2019, the Australia Council partnered with Manatū Taonga Ministry for Culture and Heritage to jointly commission research on the contribution of the arts to wellbeing, public value and social inclusion in Australia and New Zealand.

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Culture and the Gender Pay Gap for Australian artists

Culture and the Gender Pay Gap for Australian Artists considers the impact of cultural background on the relative incomes of male and female artists, and the different income relationships for First Nations artists living in different cultural communities around Australia. 

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2022 National Survey of Australian Book Authors

First Nations artists produce and market some of Australia’s most dynamic visual art, generating income and employment opportunities while maintaining and transmitting culture.

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Art and Cultural Production by First Nations Artists in Remote Australia

First Nations artists produce and market some of Australia’s most dynamic visual art, generating income and employment opportunities while maintaining and transmitting culture.

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Bringing it Forward

The Australia Council is publishing the findings of the NIACA consultation, and its history and context, so that the First Nations arts and cultural sector can continue the discussion and self-determine the next steps on this journey.

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Impacts of COVID-19 on the Cultural and Creative Industries

Our cultural and creative industries play a vital role in our lives – in education, supporting the development of skills, and driving innovation and technology.
Our cultural and creative industries play a vital role in our lives – in education, supporting the development of skills, and driving innovation and technology.

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Protected: Electorate Profiles

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Audience Data and Advocacy Tools

The Audience Data and Advocacy Tools are a new and interactive way to engage with the results of the 2019 National Arts Participation Survey, Creating Our Future.

Developed by the Australia Council for the Arts and Lonergan Research, these tools provide new insights and opportunities to understand Australians’ engagement with and attitudes towards the arts.

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Graphic Storytellers at Work

Graphic storytellers make complex ideas easy to understand. Their technical and interpretive skills help to illustrate abstract concepts and transcend language barriers. So, we’ve commissioned Graphic Storytellers at Work: Cross-industry opportunities for cartoonists, illustrators and comics-makers, a new report which explores how the skills of cartoonists, illustrators and comics-makers are being applied. This happens across a diverse range of industries such as health and education.

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COVID-19 Audience Outlook Monitor 2020

In 2020, the Australia Council partnered 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.

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