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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Purrumpa: Call out for Expression of Interest

For the first time in 50 years, we are coming together to tell our stories. Purrumpa is a National First Nations Arts and Culture Gathering, creating space for conversations that reflect…

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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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Survey of First Nations Music Artists

Resources How do First Nations musicians feel about the music industry? What is working? What could be improved on in the music business in relation to their cultural practice and community responsibilities? First Nations music plays a vital role in Australia’s music identity. At this critical time, it is essential that the voices of First

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Creating Our Future: Results Of The National Arts Participation Survey

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

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Creating Art Part 1: The makers’ view of First Nations theatre and dance

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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