Resources

This page contains a listing of resources that have come to CDN’s attention, that we think might be useful for our readers. It is continually growing, and we welcome submissions.

Use the headings below to find resources that might interest you.

“Cultural Heritage Counts for Europe: Towards a European Index for Cultural Heritage”

(CHCFE) is a two-year project funded by the EU Culture Programme (2007-2013) that aims to raise greater awareness on the multiple benefits of cultural heritage and present policy recommendations for tapping into heritage’s full potential.

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Added: 20 January 2015

Rob Gelbert Consultancy

Rob Gebert Consultancy
Phone: 0403 290 924
Email: robgebert@optusnet.com.au
A senior arts executive with more than 35 years arts industry experience who delivers outcomes in arts leadership, programming, venue management and touring.
Rob’s roles have included:
 Arts Consultancy business (2014)
 Director of Programming for Arts Centre Melbourne (2011-2013)
 Program Manager and Business Development Manager for Arts Centre Melbourne (2002-2011)
 Manager of The Capital Theatre for the City of Greater Bendigo (1996-2002)
 General Manager Arts On Tour NSW (1995-1996)
 Operations Manager for Regional Arts Victoria (1990-1995)
Key Strengths include:
 Strategic planning
 Venue management
 Regional arts policy and infrastructure
 Project management skills
 Development of quality arts programs
 Building networks and collaboration
 Feasibility and Program Evaluation studies
Rob has been a member of a number of boards, committees and funding panels. He is a former chair of the Victorian Association of Performing Arts Centres. He was a member of the Commonwealth Government Playing Australia Committee for six years eventually serving as Deputy Chair.
Recent clients have included the University of Melbourne, National Theatre – StKilda, City of Melbourne and City of Cardinia. A major consultancy project in 2014 was a program evaluation study for the University of Melbourne into the outcomes achieved by the Victorian College of the Arts and the Melbourne Conservatorium of Music from a funding initiative of $24m over 4 years from the Victorian Government.

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Added: 9 December 2014

Article: Greg Young, The Culturization of Planning

2008 SAGE Publications
(Los Angeles, London, New Delhi and Singapore)
Vol 7(1): 71–91
DOI: 10.1177/1473095207082035
Culture as an organizing concept and framework offers planning a new, deeper and more sustainable foundation. The fact that culture constitutes and is constituted by our geographies, histories and societies, is expanding, and is the world’s leading intellectual resource, can be the basis for a new positionality for planning. A positionality of this kind is proposed as a new paradigm, and tagged with the neologism of ‘culturization’.

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Young, 2008, The Culturization of Planning

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Added: 29 October 2014

Book: Greg Young, Reshaping Planing with Culture

2008, Ashgate Publishing CompanyPlanning is described as being increasingly sidelined by the impacts of neo-liberal restructuring. At the same time, ‘culture’ is nowadays seen as the world’s key intellectual resource possessing new creative weight in sociological, economic and environmental terms. This book argues that, in the light of this cultural turn, there is the opportunity to re-position planning and proposes an original, practical and robust system of ‘culturisation’. Culturisation is defined as the ethical, critical and reflexive integration of culture into planning and potentially other areas such as public administration, corporate strategy and development thinking. Cultural theory, planning theory, global governance policy and recent, innovative culturised practices are all explored to this end. The new theoretical and practical approach put forward shows how deeper, richer and more relevant ideas about culture can be utilized in planning, and is illustrated with international examples and two major case studies detailing new vistas for a refurbished planning.

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Added: 29 October 2014

Book: Ruth Rentschler, Arts Governance: People, Passion, Performance

November 2014
Since the crisis in governance which led to a shortage of capable board members, recent years have seen the emergence of the enterprising arts organisation – a development which has led to the need for new types of board members who have a greater understanding of ‘mission, money and merit’ within a cultural construct. This innovative book explores the world of the arts board member from the unique perspective of the cultural and creative industries.

 

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Added: 25 August 2014

Article: Glow, H., Johanson, K. & Kershaw, A., ‘More Yuppy Stuff Coming Soon’: Gentrification, cultural policy, social inclusion and the arts, Continuum (2014)

‘More Yuppy Stuff Coming Soon’: Gentrification, cultural policy, social inclusion and the arts’

Continuum: Journal of Media & Cultural Studies

Volume 28, Issue 4, 2014

 

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Added: 25 August 2014

Framework: Meeting of Cultural Ministers, Australia, National Arts and Health Framework released

The framework, endorsed by the Standing Council on Health and the Meeting of Cultural Ministers, has been developed to enhance the profile of arts and health in Australia and to promote greater integration of arts and health practice and approaches into health promotion, services, settings and facilities.

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Added: 25 August 2014

eJournal: Creativity & Human Development eJournal

The current theme is Creativity Around the World, featuring articles about creativity in Estonia, UK, Greece, China, Peru, Netherlands, Japan, Romania, Latvia, Nepal, Thailand, India, Australia, Africa and Timor-Leste, amongst others.

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Added: 25 August 2014

Film: ‘Your Community, Your Country, Your Council’

“Your Community, Your Country, Your Council – Aboriginal women run for election” . The film is proudly supported by the Victorian Government Office of Aboriginal Affairs, Reconciliation Victoria, Cities of Banyule, Boroondara, Greater Shepparton, Port Philip, Whittlesea and Whitehorse; City of Latrobe and the Braiakaulung Advisory Committee; Shires of Glenelg, South Gippsland, Wellington and Yarra Ranges. To order, please email – vlga@vlga.org.au or call the VLGA office on 0349 7999.

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Added: 25 August 2014

Guide: Australia Council for the Arts, The Community Relevance Guide

An online resource for arts organisations looking to explore and develop community connections. In this time of global change, when communities are changing rapidly, arts organisations need to stay relevant to survive and thrive.

 

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Added: 25 August 2014

Organisation: Australian Major Performing Arts Group

The Australian Major Performing Arts Group, or AMPAG, is the umbrella group for Australia’s major performing arts companies who inspire millions through theatre, circus, contemporary dance, classical ballet, classical music, opera, musicals and comedy.

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Added: 25 August 2014

Video: Hepburn Shire Council, 2013, What’s the big idea?

In March 2013, OurSay worked with Hepburn Shire Council to help residents put forward their Big Ideas for the next four-year Council Plan. After weeks of community workshops and the OurSay forum engaging 10% of households in the shire, the councillors and council officers responded to the top 10 Big Ideas at the Daylesford Town Hall on March 26. Watch this video to find out what they had to say.

 

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Added: 25 August 2014

Surf Coast Shire Council, 2014, Talking Bells Community Forum

Talking Bells / Surf Coast Shire / oursay.org/surfcoast/bells

On 31 March 2014 community members and stakeholders attended a public meeting to discuss the top five questions and ideas submitted through Talking Bells forum. The event was filmed and can be viewed by watching the adjacent video. The forum starts at 5 minutes 20 seconds.

The Bells Beach Taskforce has taken all your ideas to write a draft vision which you can provide feedback on at the Bells Beach Draft Vision forum. This forum will be live from July 1 to July 20, 2014.

 

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Added: 25 August 2014

IFACCA, Cultural Policy Quick Facts

Cultural Policy Quick Facts is a short international overview of the existence of cultural policies, plans and guidelines; the nature of cultural authorities and governance; and the key elements of cultural policies.

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Added: 25 August 2014

Article: Local-State Government teamwork essential – VLGA, March 14, 2014, Local Government News.

The Victorian Local Governance Association says it hopes local government will receive the attention and commitment it deserves as a dynamic and essential part of Victoria’s democracy under the leadership of new Local Government Minister, Tim Bull.

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Added: 16 April 2014

Website: Arts Participation Incubator, Deakin University

The new API site is now live! It has ‘Upcoming events’, as well as a noticeboard for industry events. There is also an ‘inspiration spotlight’ to highlight the amazing work of people all over the world working on projects that we admire and find inspiring.

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Added: 16 April 2014

Updated ENCATC Events Calendar 2014

Now online offering academics, researchers, cultural managers, artists, policy makers, students and the wider public interested in our work an array of conferences, seminars, academies, workshops, study tours and much more within the field of cultural management and cultural policy.  ENCATC events are an excellent opportunity to gain new knowledge, learn about the latest trends and developments in the field of arts-cultural management and policy, exchange best practice, internationalise your career and enlarge your professional networks.

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Added: 16 April 2014

Research: Youthworx media: youth media and social enterprise as intervention and innovation

Aneta Podkalicka, Denise Meredyth, David MacKenzie, Ellie Rennie, Jon Staley, Julian Thomas, Chris Wilson
ARC Centre of Excellence for Creative Industries and Innovation
Swinburne Institute for Social Research, 15 December 2013
This research explores the impact of Youthworx, a community-based cross-sector response to the problem of youth marginalisation and social exclusion.

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Added: 16 April 2014

Report: Turnaround Arts Initiative – Progress Report 2013, USA

Presidents Committee on the Arts and the Humanities, November 2013, USA
The President’s Committee on the Arts and Humanities has published an interim report on its signature initiative, Turnaround Arts. Authored by an evaluation team from Booz Allen Hamilton and the Urban Education Institute at the University of Chicago, the report examines progress indicators for Turnaround Arts schools in their first year.

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Added: 16 April 2014

Report: 6th World Summit on Arts and Culture, Santiago de Chile, January 2014

Download presentations including: Multiple Scenarios of Culture: Dilemmas in the Inclusion and Exclusion of Symbolic Representations; Technologies for creative expression and Culture and context: the Maori experience; Honouring our past to develop our future.

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Added: 10 April 2014

Forum report: Inaugural World Culture Forum, Bali, Indonesia, November 2013

The World Culture Forum (WCF) was the first in a series of international forums to take place in the region with the aim of creating a permanent space to challenge established thinking and identify solutions for embedding culture as part of sustainable development. The forum follows hot on the heels of the UN’s Creative Economy report, which outlines the extent that cultural and creative industries boost the global economy.

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Added: 10 April 2014

Guide: IFACCA Good Practice Guide on Arts Advocacy, January 2014

Advocacy arguments and an overview of national arts advocacy campaign case studies and good practice

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Added: 10 April 2014

Talk: Tania de Jong’s TEDTalk from TEDxMelbourne, How Singing Together Changes the Brain.

Titled How Singing Together Changes The Brain, it offers important research on the massive benefits of singing and connecting with diverse people in ‘positive human collisions’.

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Added: 10 April 2014

Report: Creative Industries Innovation Centre, Valuing Australia’s Creative Industries (2013).

This report was commissioned by the Enterprise Connect Creative Industries Centre (CIIC) and undertaken by SGS Economics and Planning.

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Added: 10 April 2014

Website: Foresters Community Finance: Community Finance Portal

The Community Finance Portal is a web based tool to assist non-profit organisations, social enterprises and individuals understand community finance, the different financial tools and resources available, and know where they can go, and what to expect  when accessing appropriate finance.

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Added: 10 April 2014

Website: Launch of new Arts for Health website, VicHealth 2014

VicHealth supports participation in the arts and access to arts activities to promote health and wellbeing. This website is a showcase for the projects in which VicHealth has invested, associated events being delivered across the state, and the research, resources and tools which VicHealth has developed to assist more organisations to create health through the arts.

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Added: 10 April 2014

Report: On the ground and in the know, Asialink, 03 December 2013

This report uses data and case studies to identify and highlight key Victorian stakeholders, artists and arts organisations engaging in cultural exchange activities with artists and arts organisations in the Asian region.

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Added: 10 April 2014

Report: Paul Owens et al., World cities culture report, World Cities Culture Forum, 14 November 2013

Commissioned by the Mayor of London in partnership the other cities signed up to the World Cities Culture Forum, this report contains information and data on 22 cities, encompassing formal cultural activity, such as museums, galleries and concert halls, and informal activity such as outdoors arts and festivals, and bars and restaurants.

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Added: 10 April 2014

Paper: Shanene Ditton, Griffith University, July 2013, Whose Place, Sustaining Cultural Conversations

This paper presents an analysis of placemaking on the Gold Coast, providing insights from cultural practitioners, industry leaders, cultural workers, the community-at-large and in particular the emergence of a cultural voice that is developing via artist-run spaces involving joint collaborations between the academy and the community.

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Added: 10 April 2014

Book: Cultural Policy. Management, Value and Modernity in the Creative Industries By Dave O’Brien. Routledge, 2013, 168 pages, ISBN: 978-0-415-81759-2

Contemporary society is complex; governed and administered by a range of contradictory policies, practices and techniques. Nowhere are these contradictions more keenly felt than in cultural policy. This book uses insights from a range of disciplines to aid the reader in understanding contemporary cultural policy.

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Added: 10 April 2014

enewsletter: The Arts in Society , January 2014

Common Ground Publishing, USA produces a short enewsletter every month featuring new books, resources and conferences. The January issue contains information about Common Ground e-learning modules.

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Added: 10 April 2014

Article: Steven Thorne, Place-based cultural tourism. Interview by Tarryn Landman, December 20, 2013

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Report: Partnership Movement/Americans for the Arts, January 2014, USA, The BCA Survey of Business Support for the Arts

The BCA Survey of Business Support for the Arts is the nation’s largest survey of its kind, delving beyond pure numbers into the motivations behind and goals of business partnerships with the arts.

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Added: 10 April 2014

Report: Refugee Council of Australia, December 2013: “Refugee Welcome Zones: Local Councils building a culture of welcome for refugees” December 2013

Refugee Welcome Zones show local communities can make a difference.Australia’s local government authorities are playing an important role in exercising positive leadership on refugee issues, a Refugee Council of Australia (RCOA) research paper has found.

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Added: 10 April 2014

UN Report: Creative economy key to inclusive development in the post-2015 development agenda. New York, 10 December 2013

UN Report: Creative economy key to inclusive development in the post-2015 development agenda.
New York, 10 December 2013
The presentation of the Creative Economy Report 2013, Special Edition, in New York provides a menu of options and analysis of practical choices for local leaders to support cultural and creative industries in the pursuit of more inclusive, equitable and sustainable growth, leading to the post-Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) era.

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Added: 10 April 2014

CDN Article Nov 2013: ‘Consultation key to continuing Banyule’s rich artistic and cultural heritage well into the future’, by Ella Hinkley, Arts and Culture Team Leader, Banyule City Council.

Banyule Council respects and values its role in advocating for arts and culture within their community and in early 2012 the Leisure and Cultural Services team embarked on a process to develop a new four year 2013 – 2017 Arts Plan for Banyule. Read about this process and how Banyule Council is committed to supporting artistic and cultural activities that will continue to build on its cultural heritage for generations to come. Download article: Continuing Banyule’s rich artistic and cultural heritage.

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Added: 10 February 2014

Conference Presentation: ‘Community Cultural Development Frameworks’ by Jade Lillie (Footscray Community Arts Centre) and Steph Vajda (Ferment Collaborate) People and the Planet Conference, Global Cities Research Institute, RMIT University, July 2013

Community Cultural Development Frameworks
Presentation by Jade Lillie (Footscray Community Arts Centre) and Steph Vajda (Ferment Collaborate)
People and the Planet Conference, Global Cities Research Institute, RMIT University, July 2013CCD

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Added: 20 November 2013

Website: Markusen Economic Research: Problem-solving the Creative Economy (USA)

Ann Markusen is Director of the Arts Economy Initiative and the Project on Regional and Industrial Economics at the University of Minnesota’s Humphrey School of Public Affairs, and Principal of Markusen Economic Research.

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Added: 20 November 2013

Report: ‘Creativity is essential to the success and fulfilment of young people.’ Arts Council of Wales, 2013

Arts Council of Wales Article
‘Creativity is essential to the success and fulfilment of young people.’ A new report on the way the arts and education sectors work together in Wales.The joint review, commissioned by the Welsh Government is the first to look in depth at the inter-relationship between the arts and education sectors in Wales.

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Added: 20 November 2013

Discussion Paper: ‘Cultural and Creative Activity Satellite Accounts’, Australia Bureau of Statistics, Australia, 2013

Australian Bureau of Statistics
Discussion Paper: Cultural and Creative Activity Satellite Accounts, Australia, 2013
This discussion paper presents the findings of a study on the feasibility of producing cultural and creative activity satellite accounts for Australia.

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Added: 20 November 2013

Hub: Createquity

A unique virtual think tank exploring the intersection of the arts with a wide range of topics including politics, economics, philanthropy, leadership, research, and urban planning, Createquity is a hub for next-generation ideas on the role of the arts in a creative society.

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Added: 20 November 2013

Report: ‘How a nation engages with art: highlights from the 2012 survey of public participation in the arts.’ NEA, USA 2012

National Endowment for the Arts (NEA), USA
Report: How a nation engages with art: highlights from the 2012 survey of public participation in the arts.
27 September, 2013

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Added: 20 November 2013

CDN Ebulletin Article: ‘Creating Creative Communities and Cultural Places’, Bec Cole, Wyndham City Council. Oct 2013

Cultural planning in a local government context is not an easy task. The consultation process needs to be thorough and as a result can be lengthy. This month we are feature an article from Bec Cole describing the recent cultural planning process that was undertaken by the Wyndham City Council. Bec begins her article: ‘Embarking on a new strategy, plan or policy is never an easy undertaking. Cultural Planning is particularly fraught as the first conversation is usually the one about defining what cultural development actually is – what is in the scope and what is not.’  She outlines the key areas, processes, benefits and difficulties associated with local government cultural planning. Read further Creating Creative Communities and Cultural Places article

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Added: 20 November 2013

‘The Economic Contribution of Culture’, Australian Bureau of Statistics, June 2013

Report. ‘The Economic Contribution of Culture’,  Australian Bureau of Statistics, Australia June 2013. The Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) has released a discussion paper about measuring the economic contribution of cultural and creative activity in Australia. The paper is an outcome of a feasibility study commissioned by the Meeting of Cultural Ministers Statistics Working Group, supporting a national program of cultural data collection, research and analysis, in partnership with the ABS.

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Added: 24 October 2013

‘Arts and culture to be included in ONS well-being measures’ Michael Quinn, The Stage News, UK, June 10, 2013

Article. ‘Arts and culture to be included in ONS well-being measures’ Michael Quinn, The Stage News, UK, June 10, 2013. The Office for National Statistics is to use responses from the Department for Culture, Media and Sport’s Taking Part Survey – which details consumption of and participation in the arts and culture – in response to public demand for their inclusion in the Measuring Well-being Programme.

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Added: 24 October 2013

‘Municipal Cultural Planning: A Toolkit for Ontario Municipalities’, Municipal Cultural Planning Incorporated, Ontorio, Canada, 2011

Guide. ‘Municipal Cultural Planning: A Toolkit for Ontario Municipalities’, Municipal Cultural Planning Incorporated, Ontorio, Canada, 2011. This Toolkit was developed to provide municipal staff and Council with an introduction to MCP, its key concepts and practices.

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Added: 24 October 2013

‘Understanding Disabled People as Audiences 2012-13’, Shape Arts Council, England, 2013

Report. ‘Understanding Disabled People as Audiences 2012-13’, Shape Arts Council, England, 2013. This is Shape’s first annual report looking at audience behaviour and audience development in 2012-13, within the context of Shape’s Audiences services. The aim of this report is to help organisations better understand disabled people as audiences, the barriers they may face and how they access the sector.

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Added: 24 October 2013

‘Healthy Attendance? The Impact of Cultural Engagement and Sports Participation on Health and Satisfaction with Life in Scotland’, The Scottish Government, 19 August 2013

Report. ‘Healthy Attendance? The Impact of Cultural Engagement and Sports Participation on Health and Satisfaction with Life in Scotland’, The Scottish Government, 19 August 2013. Data from the Scottish Household Survey 2011 has been used to statistically explore the relationship between taking part in cultural and sporting activities, attending cultural places and key quality of life measures in Scotland. This report presents the findings of the analysis of this relationship.

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Added: 24 October 2013

‘Politics, views and support for the arts: an analysis of government expenditures on the arts in Australia from 1967 to 2009’, Kate MacNeill, Jenny Lye, Paul Caulfield, Australian Review of Public Affairs. 23 August, 2013

Article. ‘Politics, views and support for the arts: an analysis of government expenditures on the arts in Australia from 1967 to 2009’, Kate MacNeill, Jenny Lye, Paul Caulfield, Australian Review of Public Affairs. 23 August, 2013. Using econometric modelling Kate MacNeill, Jenny Lye and Paul Caulfield examine the relationships between Australian federal government arts expenditure and the political persuasion of the government and government reviews of the arts and cultural sector.

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Added: 24 October 2013

International Perspectives of Artist Residences, IFACCA, Sarah Gardner, ed. May 2013

Report. International Perspectives of Artist Residences, IFACCA (International Federation of Arts Councils and Culture Agencies), Sarah Gardner, ed. May 2013
There appears to be a worldwide interest in artist residencies, and many government agencies are involved in supporting residency programs and/or the artists that take part in them.

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Added: 24 October 2013

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