Australia’s Arts & Cultural sector makes a difference: New report
This year has seen Australia's arts and cultural organisations take a significant hit. Now, more than ever, it's important to understand the vital role these organisations play in our society.
In partnership with Nelson Meers Foundation, we have just launched the first of our Sector Briefing Reports, ‘The Social Impact of Australia’s Arts and Cultural Sector’. These reports compile sector insights, current research findings and examples of evaluations across arts and cultural organisations – offering a first step in providing the sector with the insight and resources to shine a spotlight on the crucial role these organisations play in our society, and communicate that impact effectively.
The power of the arts is often underestimated, with evaluators placing an emphasis on the economic metrics such as attendees, income and employment. This fails to fully capture the depth and breadth of the benefits Australia’s collective creative endeavour has on individuals, communities and society as a whole.
Our ‘Sector Briefing: The Social Impact of Australia’s Arts and Cultural Sector’ report supports our mission to democratise access to social impact measurement insight and expertise. We hope this report and the wider offerings of the UTS Social Impact Toolbox will help all Australian arts and cultural organisations, regardless of size or resourcing, to present methodologically robust evaluations of their activities to secure the support of funders and inform better evaluation practice. Sector
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This year as seen Australia’s arts and cultural organisations take a significant hit. Now, more than ever, it’s important to understand the vital role these organisations play in our society.