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International Development Managers

Support artistic and market development in North Asia or North AmericaFull time, 3 year contract term. As members of the Arts Strategy division, the International Development Managers will play a critical role in delivering the Australia Council’s international development strategy through direct engagement with the arts sector within the assigned jurisdictions (North Asia or North America) and the brokering of key relationships to provide opportunities for Australian artists, arts workers and arts organisations. more >

Arts Nation: An Overview of Australian arts

Arts Nation: An Overview of Australian Arts is a new report which provides evidence as a catalyst for informed discussion about arts and culture in Australia. It will be an evolving report which fills a critical gap by creating and interpreting a set of national indicators to increase our understanding of the Australian arts industry. more >

Annual Report 2013-2014: Culture in Motion

Annual Report 2013-2014: Culture in Motion.  more >

Gouvernance mondiale et culture: De l’exception à la diversité

Cet ouvrage porte sur le processus de la construction politique d’un cadre normatif comme celui de la Convention sur la diversité des expressions culturelles et il s’interroge sur les facteurs qui ont contribué au passage de l’exception culturelle à la diversité culturelle et à la nécessité de la mise en place d’un instrument international majeur dans la gouvernance mondiale de la culture. Comment interpréter la nature, le degré et les implications de cette évolution ? De qui émane le cadre normatif, pour quelles raisons, sous quelles conditions et comment ? more >

Festival Statistics: Key Concepts and Current Practices

Festival Statistics: Key concepts and current practices, is the third in series of cultural statistics handbooks for policy-makers and practitioners. The handbook sets out major areas of research and practice in the measurement of festivals to help organisers and national authorities to evaluate the economic impacts of festivals. 


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A New Destination for the Arts - Between a RoCC and a Hard Place

As a great global city and the national capital, London will and should continue to receive a higher allocation of national funding for the arts and culture than its population size alone would call for. However, at least two thirds of the UK population lives beyond comfortable cultural commuting distance of the capital. These taxpayers and their families are obliged to pay a premium of hundreds of pounds before they can access the ‘free’ galleries or subsidised (or unsubsidised) performances in the capital. National cultural policy has to recognise this fundamental reality. more >

Gouvernance mondiale et culture. De l’exception à la diversité .

Cet ouvrage porte sur le processus de la construction politique d’un cadre normatif comme celui de la Convention sur la diversité des expressions culturelles et il s’interroge sur les facteurs qui ont contribué au passage de l’exception culturelle à la diversité culturelle et à la nécessité de la mise en place d’un instrument international majeur dans la gouvernance mondiale de la culture. more >

Copyright Policy And The Right To Science And Culture

In the present report, the Special Rapporteur examines copyright law and policy from the perspective of the right to science and culture, emphasizing both the need for protection of authorship and expanding opportunities for participation in cultural life. more >

The Arts in Irish Life report

The Arts Council recently published this major report on attendance rates at arts events and on attitudes towards the arts in Ireland. The research was commissioned by Arts Audiences on behalf of the Arts Council and carried out by Kantar Media. more >

Arts Advocacy Tool Kit

The arts advocacy tool kit can  help you talk about the value of the arts.  When people know the positive difference creating and experiencing art makes to the economic and social well-being they are more likely to support the arts in all its forms. more >

Culture in the Age of Networks

Through ten chapters – Culture and Development; Cultural Diversity; Intercultural Dialogue; Networking of Cultures; They Have Marked Our Time; Culture and the European Union; Decentralization of Culture and Local Development; Digital Culture and the Media; Cultural and Creative Industries; Cultural Policy – the book analyzes, among other things, the changes the European Union promotes in its policies in order to strengthen the position of culture in the European project. more >

The Value of Culture

In various countries within Europe, there is discussion about governmental investment in the arts and culture. While traditional arguments are losing potency, and the debate is continually becoming carried out more in economic and statistical terms, the work field as well as the cultural policymakers are feeling an increasing need for a new dialog on the place of the arts and culture within a community. more >

Public Libraries Survey Report Issued

The Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) released the report for the Public Libraries in the United States Survey: Fiscal Year 2012, an analysis of the most comprehensive annual data collection of U.S. public library statistics. more >

Copyright/Design Overlap Provisions – Response to ACIP Designs Review

On 22 January 2015, Arts Law submitted its response to the Advisory Council on Intellectual Property’s (ACIP) Review of the Designs System Options Paper. more >

The Whole Picture: Volunteering in Museums and Galleries in Scotland

This is the report of a research project, commissioned by Museums Galleries Scotland, which provides an in-depth understanding of the scale, scope and impact of volunteering in the museums and galleries sector in Scotland. more >

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