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‘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.
‘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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Research report presented at ACELG Local Government Researchers’ Forum, Adelaide, June 2013
Abstract: Cultural development is a relatively new area of focus in local government, with LGAs increasingly employing staff within dedicated areas of council over the last twenty years. Because there is as yet no specialist training nor agreed professional standards for cultural development, practices tend to vary significantly between councils. The paper presents results of a state-wide survey about cultural planning practices in local government across Victoria, reporting on breadth of cultural planning, amount of investment, policy influences in their development and planning processes. Findings indicate that all Victorian councils provide some kind of cultural development activity, with all but the smallest shires making considerable investment in staff, venues, programming and support for local initiatives. Cultural plans are increasingly being implemented, with more than 75% of councils having a published plan or one in progress. Scope for practice improvement was also evident, with few plans indicating any use of data, evidence or measurement strategies. In offering this picture of the current state of professional activity of cultural development in local government in Victoria, this research offers the potential for stronger practice, improved collaboration and increasingly shared standards between councils.
Keywords: local government, cultural development, cultural planning, Victoria, outcome evaluation.
Download the report: Dunphy, K. Metzke, L, & Tavelli, L (2013) Cultural planning in local government, ACELG Forum, Proceedings of the 3rd National Local Government Researchers’ Forum, Sydney: UTS.
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