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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The Gender Pay Gap Among Australian Artists: Some preliminary findings

The Australia Council is working with Patternmakers and Wolf Brown on a tracking study to understand changes in behaviours and sentiments of arts-goers in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic. Results from the second phase of the study are now available.

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Cultivating Creativity: A study of the Sydney Opera House’s Creative Leadership in Learning Program in schools

Restrictions on public gatherings and travel forced many in the arts community to shut their doors and cancel programs and activities. Throughout 2020, the Audience Outlook Monitor tracking study provided the arts and cultural sector with crucial insights to inform planning and decision-making.

Now, as doors are reopening and programming resuming, the Audience Outlook Monitor will continue to provide valuable information with three more phases in 2021. Amid the ongoing disruption of the pandemic, we will continue to track audience sentiments and behaviours as changes occur.

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Creating Our Future webinar series

Strong themes emerged within the findings in Creating Our Future: Results of the National Arts Participation Survey. These themes centred on the impact of the arts and creativity. Join the Australia Council research team in exploring the data relating to each of these themes with internal and external experts.

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