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Evidence

We have gathered the following research, publications and reports to provide you with insights into the local, national and international arts and cultural sector.
 

Queensland and the arts

Arts in Daily Life - Queenslanders and the Arts 2014  (PDF) (1.68 MB)
An independent study commissioned by Arts Queensland in partnership with the Australia Council for the Arts that follows on from the 2009 study, More than Bums on Seats - Queensland and the arts (PDF) (1.25 MB) . The next update of this data will be available in mid 2017.

 

2014 factsheets by topic:

Queenslanders are engaged in the arts (PDF) (159.35 KB)    | Queenslanders' attitudes to the arts (PDF) (148.68 KB)  | Queenslanders and Indigenous arts (PDF) (147.14 KB)

2014 factsheets by region:

Far North Queensland  (PDF) (457.44 KB) | North Queensland (PDF) (453.84 KB)   | Central Queensland (PDF) (454.56 KB)  | South East Queensland (PDF) (507.01 KB)   | South West Queensland  (PDF) (453.46 KB)

Arts and Cultural regional snapshots
In partnership with 59 Queensland councils, Arts Queensland has developed Arts and Cultural Snapshots to provide an overview of the council area's demographics, local strategies and priorities, Arts Queensland investment, arts and cultural infrastructure, events, festivals and key contacts.

Arts and the economy

What is your other job? A census analysis of arts employment in Australia (PDF) (626.19 KB)
A 2010 review of employment and income from the 1996, 2001 and 2006 censuses commissioned by the Australia Council for the Arts.

Do you really expect to be paid? (2010) (PDF) (4.57 MB)
A 2010 economic study of artists in Australia based on interviews with professional artists commissioned by Australia Council for the Arts.

Arts Plus, New Model New Money (PDF) (413.45 KB)
A 2010 discussion paper developed by Arts Queensland and the Centre for Social Impact, exploring the establishment of a Foundation for the Artist to bring together public, private and corporate funding for artists. Also see: Arts Plus New Model New Money Australian Survey (PDF) (4 MB) | Australian Survey Appendices (PDF) (701.51 KB) | International Research (PDF) (586.11 KB)

 

Arts and education

The Arts and Australian Education: Realising potential (PDF) (595.22 KB)
A 2010 review of arts education in Australia from the Australian Council for Educational Research.

 

Arts and health

National Arts and Health Framework (PDF) (831.76 KB)
A 2014 framework to enhance the profile of arts and health in Australia and to promote greater integration of arts and health practice and approaches into health promotion, services, settings and facilities. The framework includes an introduction to the research evidence for arts and health.

 

Australia and the arts

Arts Nation - An overview of Australian arts
A 2015 report from the Australia Council for the Arts which provides evidence as a catalyst for informed discussion about arts and culture in Australia.

Vital Signs: Cultural indicators for Australia (PDF) (2.26 MB)
A 2014 consultation paper to develop national indicators for arts and culture in Australia.

Arts Nation - An overview of Australian arts
A 2015 report from the Australia Council for the Arts which provides evidence as a catalyst for informed discussion about arts and culture in Australia. More detailed analysis is provided in the Arts Nation Technical Appendix.

 

Arts Queensland evaluations

Creative Capricorn pilot
An independent evaluation of the Creative Capricorn pilot delivered in Rockhampton during 2012-2014


Backing Indigenous Arts
An evaluation of the Backing Indigenous Arts initiative which
aims to build sustainable and ethical Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander arts industries.

National Indigenous Theatre Forum reports

Reports outlining the key outcomes of  National Indigenous Theatre Forums (NITF).