The MCM Statistics Working Group (SWG) has commissioned a range of reports on arts and culture in Australia.

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Arts and cultural sector

Cultural participation

Vital signs: Cultural Indicators for Australia—first edition consultation draft 2010

Published

Vital Signs: Cultural Indicators for Australia—First edition consultation draft 2010 delivers a tool to enable governments, the arts and cultural sector and the community to monitor the achievements of the sector, the role arts and culture play in economic and social agendas, and the vitality and cultural impact of Australian arts and cultural output.

Cultural funding by government

Cultural funding by government 2016–17

Published

Report prepared by a consultant from the Australian Bureau of Statistics on behalf of the Meeting of Cultural Ministers. Total expenditure funded by government for cultural activities rose by 6% (or $364.5m) between 2015–16 and 2016–17. Expenditure increased across all levels of governments. Data files The following data files may not meet WCAG 2.1 accessibility requirements. Please email swgsecretaraiat [at] ecodev.vic.gov.au for more information. Cultural funding by government 2016–17 (PDF 337kB) Cultural funding by government 2016–17 (XLS 221kB)

Cultural funding by government 2015–16

Published

Report prepared by a consultant from the Australian Bureau of Statistics on behalf of the Meeting of Cultural Ministers. Cultural funding by government 2015–16 (PDF 953kB) Cultural funding by government 2015–16 (XLS 200kB) These documents may not meet WCAG 2.0 accessibility requirements. Please email swgsecretariat [at] communications.gov.au for more information.

Cultural funding in Australia: three tiers of government 2009–2010

Published

The Cultural funding in Australia: three tiers of government 2009–2010 report presents estimates of Australian public funding for arts and cultural activities, facilities and services by the three tiers of government. These documents may not meet WCAG 2.0 accessibility requirements. Please email swgsecretariat [at] communications.gov.au for more information.