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Critical Mass: Theatre Spectatorship and Value Attribution

Critical Mass: Theatre Spectatorship and Value Attribution is a research project looking at how theatre audiences value the experience of attending performances. more >

Arts Facts Overview

Australia Council Chief Executive Officer Tony Grybowski said the Arts Facts Overview was the latest addition to the Council’s Art Facts project.  It brings together valuable information about the arts sector from data collected by the Australia Council, the Australian Bureau of Statistics and industry stakeholders. more >

Punto de Cultura

 Traducción en español de “Pontos de Cultura: O Brasil de Baixo para cima de Celio Turino. more >

Inspiring Prospects: Arts Council Strategic Review 2014 - Report of the Steering Group

In 2013 the Arts Council took the decision to initiate a strategic review of its work. The decision came at the end of arguably the most significant decade in the history of the Arts Council. Beginning with the 2003 Arts Act, the decade saw five years of unprecedented public investment in the arts and unparalleled development and achievement. Much of that development became severely stressed and some of it was lost in the ensuing five years of sudden, severe and sustained contraction in public investment (from a range of sources) as well as in private giving, corporate sponsorship and in other earned income. more >

ASEF launches new publication: Enabling Crossovers | Good Practices in the Creative Industries

The Asia-Europe Foundation (ASEF) in collaboration with the Ministry of Education, Culture and Science, the Netherlands and Het Nieuwe Instituut, presents a new publication comprising 36 good practices in the creative industries across Asia and Europe. more >

Wisdom or Madness? Comparing Crowds with Expert Evaluation in Funding the Arts

In fields as diverse as technology entrepreneurship and the arts, crowds of interested stakeholders are increasingly responsible for deciding which innovations to fund, a privilege that was previously reserved for a few experts, such as venture capitalists and grant-making bodies. Despite the growing role of crowds in making decisions once left to experts, however, we know little about how crowds and experts may differ in their ability to judge projects, or even whether crowd decision-making is based on any rational criteria at all.  more >

Public Libraries in the United States Report

The Institute of Museum and Library Services released its Public Libraries in the United States Report, an in-depth examination of Fiscal Year (FY) 2011 survey data with important findings about the state of public library service in the U.S. more >

Five thematic papers by European Creative Alliance

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Community Arts and Dementia

The Community Arts Partnership, the organisation at the forefront of the promotion, development and delivery of community arts practice in Northern Ireland, unveiled a new report , “Community Arts and Dementia” at the Belfast Trust’s supported housing facility, Hemsworth Court. more >

Engaging the World - Towards a Global Cultural Citizenship

A report giving evidence of the added value a European strategic approach to culture in its external relations and the need for the EU to give a new impetus to its cultural diplomacy. more >

EUNIC Yearbook

The EUNIC Yearbook 2013/2014 is now available! In Europe from the Outside: Expectations of Europe's External Cultural Relations, 30 authors from 20 countries look at what initiatives are needed in the area of external cultural policy. more >

Evidence review of the economic contribution of libraries

The publication of this evidence review marks an important first step in the understanding of the direct contribution public libraries can make economically, as well as the indirect contribution made through the social and educational benefits they provide to individuals and communities. more >

Study shows more Australians participating in the arts

Australia Council Chief Executive Officer Tony Grybowski said 'The Arts in Daily Life: Australian Participation in the Arts' survey released today told a great story about the way Australian’s engage with the arts, and their appreciation of its capacity to enrich their lives.   more >

Staying Alive: Some thoughts on opportunities for private funding for small scale visual arts organisations in New Zealand

The argues a case for support based on the specificity of an organisation such as Artspace, and the intangible yet seminal contribution that such small-scale organisations make to the social and cultural life of New Zealand and beyond. more >

Evaluation Report - Cultural Policies and EU-Funded Programmes as Promoters of Cultural Diversity and Intercultural Dialogue in the Balkans/Southeast Europe

The Evaluation report summarising the research experiences and practices in relation to cultural policies and EU-funded programmes that promote cultural diversity and intercultural dialogue in the Balkan region is now available online. more >