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Research Reports

Creative Victoria's research programs monitor trends in the cultural sector, evaluate performance, measure outcomes, and investigate in-depth key and emerging issues and initiatives. Creative Victoria's research plan provides a comprehensive framework for the research program.

Aboriginal State of the Arts Research Report

Aug 2015
The Aboriginal State of the Arts Research project focussed on finding out what support currently exists for Aboriginal arts, cultural and creative activities across the state.

Arts in Daily Life: Victorian Participation in the Arts

Dec 2014
Presents Victorian data from a national survey undertaken for the Australia Council including perceptions on availability and quality of arts and entertainment options.

Audience Atlas Victoria

Apr 2014
Audience Atlas Victoria maps out in detail the profile of the culture market in Victoria

The Arts Ripple Effect

The arts have the potential to bridge our worlds, harness the wisdom of our different views, engage our imagination to explore new ways of thinking and create experiences that can be shared by all people in our community

Best Practice Models of Economic and Social Impact in Public Art Museums - 2013

November 2013
This study offers a novel approach to exploring economic and social impact in the arts, by sharing the experiences of four public art museums (Bendigo Art Gallery, Shepparton Art Museum (SAM), Linden Centre for Contemporary Art and Arts Project Australia).

Performing Arts Audiences Research - 2013

October 2013
Feedback from the performing arts sector in early 2013 suggested that ticket sales sector-wide had been in decline since at least November 2012.  Creative Victoria needed to better understand what was behind this trend, the expected lifecycle of it, and what ways the trend could be stemmed.

Economic Impact of the Victorian Arts and Cultural Sector

In 2010-11 the total contribution of the arts and culture sector was:

  • $11.4 billion of annual Victorian GSP and
  • 110,000 Victorian full time equivalent jobs.

 Victoria-Asia Cultural Engagement Research Report: On The Gound & In The Know

A report on cultural engagement between Victoria and Asia

 Arts Victoria's Client Survey

Oct 2012 (Annual survey)
Provides applicants with the opportunity to comment on our services

Researching Audiences - A Geo-demographic Approach

Takes a geo-demographic approach to help arts organisations understand audiences

Live Music in Victoria

June 2011
A study of venue-based live music industry in Victoria to determine its contribution to the State's economy, social well-being and cultural vitality

Music Distribution and Income: A Survey

June 2011
Examines the ways Victorian contemporary musicians format, distribute and sell their music

Arts and Education Partnerships

June 2009 and Nov 2011
Considers the impact of school/arts partnerships on student engagement and implications for future policy, programs and practice

Picture This: Increasing the cultural participation of people with a disability in Victoria

Sept 2008 and Sept 2009
Provides a unique snapshot of a dynamic and burgeoning Victorian arts and disability sector and contains ideas, suggestions and strategies for increasing the cultural participation of people with a disability

The Role of Arts and Culture in Liveability

June 2008
An economic study into how the arts contributes to the liveability of a community

Governance in Victoria's Arts Organisations

April 2008
Focuses on the characteristics, procedures and practices of arts boards

Small Arts Organisations

Sept 2007
Provides an in-depth picture of the small arts landscape in Victoria and chief characteristics