REPORTS

Download the latest reports relevant to the public gallery sector.

 

 

Making Art Work: An Economic Study of Professional Artists in Australia (Released November 2017)


Making Art Work by David Throsby and Katya Petetskaya is the sixth in a series carried out independently over thirty years by Professor Throsby at Macquarie University, with funding from the Australia Council. The series tracks trends in the lives and working conditions of Australian artists over 30 years and identifies challenges and opportunities for artists’ careers into the future.

Download a PDF of the report here: http://www.australiacouncil.gov.au/research/making-art-work/

Read Australia Council's summary and response to the report here.

 

 

Connecting Australians: Results of the National Arts Participation Survey (Released June 2017)


Connecting Australians: Results of the National Arts Participation Survey is the third in a landmark series by the Australia Council for the Arts, following editions in 2009 and 2013. It measures Australians’ engagement with the arts in 2016. The Visual Arts continue to have the highest participation rate of any art form, while attendance rose from 43% in 2013 to 46% in 2016.

Read the overview and key findings here.
Download a PDF of the report: Connecting Australians 

 

 

PGAV Annual Report 2016 (Released May 2017)


The PGAV Annual Report provides an overview of support, development and promotion of the public gallery sector in Victoria. The Report also includes our audited financial reports for the year ending 31 December 2016.

Download a PDF of the report: 2016 ANNUAL REPORT

 

 

Regional Galleries Forum (Released November 2016)


The first Regional Galleries’ Forum was hosted by ART ON THE MOVE at Mandurah Performing Arts Centre. The aim of the Forum was to gauge the sector’s current position and development needs for the future. It was supported by the Department of Culture and the Arts as part of its Visual Arts Sector Review. Download a copy: REGIONAL GALLERIES FORUM REPORT

 

 

Present State - An inquiry into the visual arts sector in Western Australia 2016 (Released August 2016)


The Department of Culture and the Arts (DCA) has undertaken research to identify issues and current developments in the visual arts sector in Western Australia. This report provides an overview of what is required to ensure the ongoing sustainability of the sector. Download a copy: PRESENT STATE REPORT

 

 

PGAV Annual Report 2015 (Released May 2016)


The PGAV Annual Report provides an overview of our program of activities to build the capacity and the profile of the public gallery sector in Victoria. It also includes our audited financial reports for the year ending 31 December 2015.

Download a PDF of the report: 2015 ANNUAL REPORT

 

 

PGAV Strategic Plan 2017-2020 (Released: April 2016)


The PGAV Strategic Plan outlines our vision for the public gallery sector in Victoria from 2017-2020 and lists a range of initiatives we will deliver to ensure public galleries continue to present inspiring visual art experiences which deliver valuable social and economic returns to their communities.

Download a PDF of the plan: PGAV Strategic Plan 2017-20

 

 

 

Creative State: Victoria's First Creative Industries Strategy 2016-2020 (Released 19 April 2016)


The Victorian Government has released Creative State: Victoria's First Creative Industries Strategy 2016 - 2020 - which includes an additional $115 million over the coming four years to support key aspects of the strategy: Backing Creative Talent ($6.35 million); Strengthening the creative industries ecosystem ($57.35 million); Delivering wider economic and social impact ($14.05 million); Increasing participation and access ($32.15 million); and Building international engagement ($5.05 million).

Download a copy of the strategy here: Creative State strategy 2016-2020

 

 

The Countess Report on gender equality in the visual arts (Released: March 2016, on International Women's Day)


Elvis Richardson has released the latest benchmarking report on gender equality in the Australian contemporary visual art sector. It compiles and analyses data on education, prizes, funding, art media, staffing at organisations as well as exhibitions across a wide range of galleries in Australia. Public and regional galleries fair relatively well with their 2014 exhibition programs having included 45% female artists, 50% male artists and 5% collaborations. View the report here: The Countess Report 

 

  

 

Final report for review of PMCHA 1986 Act released (Released: February 2016)


The Australian Government has released the final report of the independent review of the Protection of Movable Cultural Heritage Act 1986. The review, conducted by Mr Shane Simpson AM, Borders of Culture: Review of the Protection of Movable Cultural Heritage Act 1986 was provided to the Government on 30 September 2015. 

Download a copy: Borders of Culture: Review of the Protection of Movable Cultural Heritage Act 1986 Final Report 2015

  

 

Building Audiences: Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Arts (Released: August 2015)


Building Audiences examines the barriers to and the strategies for increasing audiences in the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander arts sector. This research investigates the attitudes, beliefs and behaviours of current and potential audiences. Commissioned by the Australia Council for the Arts and conducted by Kerrie Bridson, Maree Clarke, Jody Evans, Brian Martin, Ruth Rentschler and Tabitha White from Deakin Univeristy and the University of Melbourne - Melbourne Business School.

Download a copy of the report here: building audiences

 

 

 

PGAV Submission to the Review of the PMCH Act 1986 (Released: August 2015)


The PGAV provided feedback on the the Review of the Protection of Movable Cultural Heritage (PMCH) Act being undertaned by Mr Shane Simpson AM on behalf of the Ministry for the Arts.

Download a PDF version of our submission: PGAV submission to the Review of the PMCH Act

 

 

PGAV Submission MCM Digital Technologies Working Group stage 1 report (Released: July 2015)


Drawing on the results of a survey of our members collection management and digitisation activities and our involvement in the Victorian Culture Network (VCN) Reference Group, the PGAV outlines the way forward for national digitisation of public gallery collections.

Download a PDF of the submssion: PGAV feedback on MCM Digital Technologies Working Group stage 1 report

  

 

PGAV Submission to the Creative Industries Discussion Paper (Released: July 2015)


Our response to key themes of the Discussion Paper and draws on research the PGAV has undertaken over the past four years, including benchmarking, audience engagement, identifying key challenges and opportunities, as well as the social and economic impact of public galleries. 

Download a PDF copy of the report: PGAV submission to the Creative Industries Discussion Paper

 

 

PGAV Submission to the Senate Inquiry into the impact of the Commonwealth Budget on the arts (Released: July 2015)


Through consultation with our members, the PGAV outlined the achievements of the public gallery sector in Victoria and the impact of cuts to the Australia Council annual allocation for public galleries across Victoria.

Download a PDF version of our submission: PGAV Submission to Senate Inquiry into the Commonwealth Budget impact on the arts

 

 

PGAV 2014 Annual Report (Released: May 2015)


The report provides an overview of the support, development and promotion undertaken by the PGAV on behalf of the public gallery sector in Victoria. It also includes our audited financial reports for the year ending 31 December 2014.

Download a PDF of the report: 2014 ANNUAL REPORT

 

 

New Practical Guide for our ‘energy-hungry’ museums and galleries  (This edition released: May 2015)


This resource aims to assist the art gallery and art museum sector to make informed decisions around viable, economically and environmentally sustainable methods of exhibition practice and collections care by identifying appropriate technologies, products and systems. A Practical Guide for Sustainable Climate Control and Lighting in Museums and Galleries has been developed by Museums and Galleries Queensland in partnership with Museums & Galleries of New South Wales, Regional and Public Galleries Association of New South Wales and Regional Galleries Association of Queensland.

Download a copy from here: A Practical Guide for Sustainable Climate Control and Lighting in Museums and Galleries

 

 

 

Arts Nation: Overview of Australian Arts (Released: March 2015)


The Australia Council for the Arts has released Arts Nation - its overview of the state of the arts in Australia. The report provides national indicators to increase understanding of the Australian arts industry and act as a catalyst for informed discussion about arts and culture in Australia. Download a copy from the Australia Council website.

 

 

New guide for collecting cultural material released (Released: October 2014)


The Ministry for the Arts has released a new guide for public museums and galleries which outlines the legal and international obligations when purchasing or borrowing cultural works.  The Australian Best Practice Guide to Collecting Cultural Material will assist museums, galleries, libraries and archives to navigate the complex ethical and legal requirements of acquiring works by incorporating national and international guidelines into a single document. 

Download a copy of the guide: Australian Best Practice Guide to Collecting Cultural Material

 

 

  

New report reveals cultural venues boost regional economy (Released: June 2014)


A recent report by Museums & Galleries of NSW confirms that cultural venues have bolstered regional domestic product and household income – a significant rise from the last survey in 2009. The report can be downloaded from the M&G of NSW website: Adding Value

 

 

 

 

 

PGAV 2013 Annual Report (Released: May 2014)


The PGAV 2013 Annual Report provides an overview of the support, development and promotion undertaken by the organisation on behalf of the public gallery sector in Victoria. It also includes our audited financial reports for the year ending 31 December 2013.

Download a PDF of the report: 2013 ANNUAL REPORT 

 

 

 

Arts In Daily Life: Australian Participation in the Arts (Released: May 2014)


An independent study commissioned by the Australia Council, which provides insight into how Australians participate in the arts today. It provides a comparison of shifting attitudes and behaviours by benchmarking the findings in 2013 against those from the original study in 2009.

The report reveals that the visual arts had the highest increase in participation out of all artforms - up 30% from 2009. Download a copy from the Australia Council website.

  

 

Best Practice Models of Economic and Social Impact in Public Art Museums (Released: February 2013)


Dr Jody Evans, Associate Professor, Melbourne Business School & Dr Kerrie Bridson, Senior Lecturer, Deakin University.

Public art museums are cultural and educational institutions with intrinsic links to community. These institutions range in purpose, collections and programming, yet they share a common necessity in being accountable to a range of stakeholders. This study offers a novel approach to exploring economic and social impact in the arts, by sharing the experiences of four public art museums along their journey to impact (Bendigo Art Gallery, Shepparton Art Museum (SAM), Linden Centre for Contemporary Art and Arts Project Australia). Through this research we can begin to understand the economic and social impact of public art museums.

Download a PDF of the report: Demonstrating Impact in Public Art Museums Report

 

 

Branding the Public Art Museum Sector: A New Competitive Model (Released: November 2012)


Dr Jody Evans, Associate Professor, Melbourne Business School & Dr Kerrie Bridson, Senior Lecturer, Deakin University.

With the increase in competition within the arts sector and from the broader leisure sector, public art museums need to review their community engagement ability. Brand management has been identified as a potential tool to enhance community engagement through an emphasis on communicating the relevance and accessibility of public art museums. Only limited extant research exists in the area of public art museum branding. The overall objective of this research study is to improve Victorian public art museums’ community engagement skills using brand management principles. Download a PDF of the report: Branding the Public Art Museum Sector 

 

 

 

 

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