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What does $7 billion in cultural funding buy?

Australia’s federal, state and local governments spent nearly $7 billion on cultural activities during 2011-12 according to the Australian Bureau of Statistics. That’s a lot of government subsidy!  So how do we know we are getting value for money?

14 Feb 2014

Brick by Brick

Perc Tucker Regional Gallery’s current major exhibition Brick by Brick is now approaching 70,000 visitors. Shane Fitzgerald describes how responding to the cultural needs and interests of local community can lead to institutional success……

12 Feb 2014

Preparing young people for arts business

Shane Johnson discusses the launch of an arts traineeship program for young people inspired by a successful sports traineeship program…..

10 Feb 2014

Artistic returns from a country music career development project

Read the new case study about Sarah Head’s career development project in Nashville.

7 Feb 2014

Sharing information about returns on investment through case studies

We will be publishing a short case study about the outcomes of each project or organisation funded under the Arts and Cultural Investment Framework, based on outcome reports submitted by our funding recipients.

5 Feb 2014

Public value - what is it and how do you measure it?

Lone Keast highlights some tools and resources for measuring public value of arts and cultural work……

31 Jan 2014

Beyond Spoonfuls of Sugar

Dr Nicholas Vogelpoel, Head of Arts and Wellbeing for UK disability and social care charity Sense, discusses successful arts-health intersections with regard to the 2013 National Arts and Health Framework…

22 Jan 2014

Best wishes for the festive season

Season Greetings

20 Dec 2013

Local participation in arts and culture

Letitia Norton discusses the focus that the Animating Spaces program placed on partnerships and participation in local communities...

17 Dec 2013