Creative Victoria's research programs monitor trends in the cultural sector, evaluate performance, measure outcomes, and investigate in-depth key and emerging issues and initiatives. Creative Victoria's research plan provides a comprehensive framework for the research program.


Arts Development Evaluation

Published: August 2007
Arts Development Evaluation is a report that demonstrates how arts development funding produces wide-ranging outcomes for artists and arts organisations.

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Arts and Disability Research Project: Picture This: Increasing the cultural participation of people with a disability in Victoria

Published: September 2008 and September 2009

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Arts and Education Partnerships

Published: June 2009 and Nov 2011
Considers the impact of school/arts partnerships on student engagement and implications for future policy, programs and practice.

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Arts and Renewal Case Studies

Published: 2012
Creative Victoria commissioned Singing Bowl Media to produce video clips about two arts projects developed in collaboration with the State Government's Neighbourhood and Community Renewal programs, administered through the Department of Human Services. These programs are aimed at narrowing  social disadvantage.

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The Arts Participation Survey

Published: 2017
Presents Victorian data from a national survey undertaken for the Australia Council including perceptions on availability and quality of arts and entertainment options.

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The Arts Ripple Effect

Published: 2014
The arts have the potential to bridge our worlds, harness the wisdom of our different views, engage our imagination to explore new ways of thinking and create experiences that can be shared by all people in our community

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Audience Atlas Victoria: Mapping Victoria's Cultural Data

Published: April 2014
Audience Atlas Victoria maps out in detail the profile of the culture market in Victoria

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Best Practice Models of Economic and Social Impact in Public Art Museums

Published: November 2013
This study offers a novel approach to exploring economic and social impact in the arts, by sharing the experiences of four public art museums (Bendigo Art Gallery, Shepparton Art Museum (SAM), Linden Centre for Contemporary Art and Arts Project Australia).

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Community Museums Pilot Project report and Evaluation report

Published: July 2013 and October 2009
Community Museums Pilot Project evaluates the impact of a pilot Community Museum Officer program based in the Goldfields region.

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Creative Victoria Regional Consultation

Published: 2017-2018
Creative Victoria undertook a series of industry and community consultations across regional Victoria in 2017-2018. Representatives from regional creative organisations, artists and practitioners and members of the communities shared their views on the issues and opportunities impacting the creative industries in regional Victoria.

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Economic Impact Assessment of the Wangaratta Performing Arts Centre

Published: October 2013
Strengthening Local Communities: Arts in Community Settings evaluates the outcomes of two community focused grant programs Arts Development for Communities and Arts Residencies. The report demonstrates that the arts is a powerful and inclusive way to strengthen a community.

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Live Music in Victoria

Published: June 2011
A study of venue-based live music industry in Victoria to determine its contribution to the State's economy, social well-being and cultural vitality

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Melbourne as a Global Cultural Destination

Published June 2017
Research  into Melbourne's global brand and reputation as a cultural and creative destination for tourists and recommendations for enhancing the city's national and international ranking.

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Performing Arts Audiences Research

Published: October 2013
Feedback from the performing arts sector in early 2013 suggested that ticket sales sector-wide had been in decline since at least November 2012.  Creative Victoria needed to better understand what was behind this trend, the expected lifecycle of it, and what ways the trend could be stemmed.

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Regional Development Evaluation

Published 2014
In 2014, as part of our ongoing program of evaluation, we commissioned an independent evaluation of the two program categories that fall under the Regional Development banner – our Regional Partnerships and Touring Victoria programs.

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Researching Audiences - A Geo-demographic Approach

Published: 2011
Takes a geo-demographic approach to help arts organisations understand audiences

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The Role of Arts and Culture in Liveability

Published: June 2008
An economic study into how the arts contributes to the liveability of a community

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The Role of the Arts in Rebuilding Community

Published: March 2011
As part of the government's contribution to the recovery efforts in communities affected by the devastating bushfires of February 2009, Creative Victoria and Regional Arts Victoria jointly supported two key initiatives - the Arts Recovery Quick Response Fund and the employment of an Arts Recovery  Project Officer in the Murrindindi Shire. The Role of Arts in Rebuilding Community is an evaluation of these key initiatives.

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Strengthening Local Communities: Arts in Community Settings

Published: December 2006
Strengthening Local Communities: Arts in Community Settings evaluates the outcomes of two community focused grant programs Arts Development for Communities and Arts Residencies. The report demonstrates that the arts is a powerful and inclusive way to strengthen a community.

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Touring Victoria Evaluation

Published: June 2008
Touring Victoria evaluation found that the program helps arts venues to build new audiences and expanded the skills of performers and staff.

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Victoria-Asia Cultural Engagement Research Report: On The Ground & In The Know

Published: 2013

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Victorian Creative Industries Festivals Review

Published: July 2018
An action of the Creative State strategy, the Victorian Creative Industries Festivals Review looked at the strengths of the state’s festivals, the issues they face and ways to maintain a high-quality, diverse and accessible program that meets contemporary and future needs.

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Victoria's Design Capabilities Performance and Business Use of Design

Published: December 2015
Research and analysis on the design industry in Victoria which updates existing data, describes Victoria's design sector and reviews the use of design by Victorian business, provides a current picture of Victoria's design capabilities and measures the impact of design on the Victorian economy.

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