Use these links to access current research into the arts and culture from both Australian and international sources.
In recognition of the importance of culture, sport and other recreation to both Australia’s development and progress, and the social and physical wellbeing of its population, the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) has developed a substantial body of data relating to the arts and culture.
Access the latest reports and research on a variety of topics including audience participation and arts and business partnerships that work.
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The World Cities Culture Report 2018 showcases innovative programmes and policies, as well as key trends and infrastructure projects taking place across the globe. In the face of a changing world order, it reveals a shared purpose of the role that culture can play in addressing the inclusion of all citizens and a new definition of how, where and by whom culture is experienced.
The Report draws on Create NSW’s Cultural Infrastructure Plan 2025+ as an example of an innovative program which aims to make better use of opportunities across government to establish partnerships between cultural and outside agencies, leading to better use of existing facilities, and the embedding of culture within projects and policy development in other areas of government, such as land-use planning, education, and health.