Research Reports

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

Analysis of Victorian councils’ Cultural Development Plans, 2015
Kim Dunphy and Leda Yazgin
This report presents the findings of an assessment of cultural development plans published by councils across Victoria, based on their alignment with principles for cultural development planning in CDN’s Framework for Cultural Development Planning.

Findings of 2014 survey of Victorian councils’ cultural development activity, 2015
Kim, Dunphy, John Smithies et al
This report presents the findings of a survey of Victorian councils undertaken in 2014-2015, about cultural development planning, cultural facilities, leadership of communities in cultural development and planning, and engagement of artists.

Local Councils, the Arts and Reconciliation, 2014
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, 2014
Dr. Kim Dunphy
Overview of paper presented at ENCATC Advanced Seminar: Rethinking Cultural Evaluation: Going Beyond GDP, Paris, 22 October 2014

Cultural impact assessment: international literature review, 2013
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, 2013
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
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. Produced by the Globalism Research Centre, sponsored by the Australia Council for CDN.

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

International literature review on cultural and arts indicators, focussing on local government (2010) 

Kim Dunphy for CDN

Draft framework of arts indicators for local government, Part 1 Part 2 (2010)
Kim Dunphy for CDN

How can the impact of cultural development work in local government be measured: towards more effective planning and evaluation strategies (2010)
Kim Dunphy
Article in Local-Global journal, ReGenerating Community: Arts, community and governance, Vol. 7

Revitalizing Rural Communities Through Arts and Creativity, international research report, 2009
Kim Dunphy
This chapter in a report commissioned by Simon Fraser University, Vancouver, investigates 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, for the Office for Disability, Arts Victoria and Department of Human Services.