Please take our survey! Recalibrating Culture: Production, Consumption, Policy
Did you know that over the last decade the number of Australians engaging in paid or unpaid artistic/cultural activity has increased by over 50 per cent?
UWS have received funding from the Australian Research Council to examine this major change in cultural production and consumption.The Research Project will do this by undertaking a large case study of the cultural economy of Australia’s most dynamic urban area, Greater Western Sydney. The research will focus on the practices of artists and cultural practitioners to explore how they work and survive in the Australian contemporary context.
It is hoped that this research will advance theoretical-conceptual understandings and empirical knowledge of practices and networks around contemporary cultural employment and activity. By adding a deeper quality and value to the ‘broader-brush’ national cultural statistics framework and current cultural mapping approaches, it is hoped that the Recalibrating Culture project will provide the basis for a new approach to Australian cultural policy development that reflects the rapidly changing conditions and practices of artists and cultural practitioners.
Please take part in the Recalibrating Culture survey to support this research.
Published: 16 September 2015