Research Reports

CDN undertakes a range of research projects that contribute to our aims of promoting cultural vitality.

Local Councils, the Arts and Reconciliation
Author: Emma Asscher.
This report explores ways the local councils in Victoria are contributing to reconciliation in their communities by using the arts as a vehicle.

Evaluating outcomes of arts engagement: a holistic model
Overview of paper presented at ENCATC Advanced Seminar: Rethinking Cultural Evaluation: Going Beyond GDP, Paris, 22 October 2014
Dr. Kim Dunphy, Research Program Manager, Cultural Development Network

Cultural impact assessment: international literature review
Kim Dunphy and Adriana Partal
This reports offers a short summary of findings of an international literature review on cultural impact assessment.

Cultural planning practices in local government in Victoria
Kim Dunphy, Lyndall Metzke and Linda Tavelli
Results of a state-wide survey about cultural planning practices in local government across Victoria.

Art, Governance and the Turn to Community: Putting Art at the Heart of Local Government, 2010
Martin Mulligan and Pia Smith, Globalism Research Centre, sponsored by the Australia Council for CDN. This report details findings of the Generations research project that sought to explore links between engagement in community based arts activities and active civic engagement.

Informed Consent and the Arts, Pia Smith and John Smithies at CDN for VicHealth, 2010
Literature review and guidelines for community-based arts projects.

Revitalizing Rural Communities Through Arts and Creativity, international research report, 2009
Kim Dunphy for CDN contributed a chapter to this report commissioned by Simon Fraser University, Vancouver, investigating the revitalisation of rural communities through arts and creativity.

Picture This: Increasing the cultural participation of people with a disability in Victoria, 2009
Literature Review and Community Consultation.
CDN undertook the research for this project initiated by the Office for Disability, Arts Victoria and Department of Human Services