Keyword: Australia

Provoking debate through community arts

This research was conducted by Margaret Kelaher, and five others at the University of Mebourne (and elsewhere), Australia.

Summary

The arts play a central role in civic dialogue, providing space for audience members and performers to reflect on personal experiences, learn about community issues, and pursue social change. Yet, for community …

By | 7 August 2015 |

Arts organisations have a key role in promoting cultural inclusion

This research was conducted by Fara Azmat, Yuka Fujimoto, and Ruth Rentschler at Deakin University, Australia

Summary

This paper highlights the role of Multicultural Arts Victoria (MAV) in the promotion of cultural inclusion in Australia.  The paper emphasises the importance of cultural inclusion in a multicultural society and the potential of …

By | 11 December 2014 |

Arts engagement has a range of benefits for young people

This research was conducted by Andrew J. Martin and five other people at the University of Sydney and the Australia Council for the Arts

Summary

This paper is about the role of arts engagement on the academic and non-academic outcomes of children and young people. It reports a large and multi-faceted …

By | 15 May 2014 |

Increasing young people's attendance at performing arts events

This research was conducted by Andrew J. Martin, Michael Anderson and Ricci-Jane Adams at the University of Sydney and University of Melbourne, Australia

Summary

This paper examined a range of factors that determined whether or not adolescents attended a performing arts event (defined as live dance, music or drama). The study …

By | 6 May 2014 |

Why do people return to the theatre?

This research was conducted by Margee Hume, Gillian Sullivan Mort, and Hume Winzar at the Griffith Business School, Australia [Now at the University of South Queensland, Australia]

Summary

This paper looked at what motivated customers to return to performing arts venues. The researchers found that about two-thirds of people were looking …

By | 11 April 2014 |

How do people decide whether or not to visit a museum?

This research was conducted by Christine Burton, Jordan Louviere and Louise Young at the University of Technology, Sydney, Australia

Summary

The paper outlines an experiment conducted amongst museum visitors in Australia to discover how people made decisions about what actions to take and (in this case) whether or not to visit …

By | 11 April 2014 |

Measuring intrinsic benefits of theatre with the Arts Audience Experience Index

This research was conducted by Jennifer Radbourne, Hilary Glow and Katya Johanson at Deakin University, Australia

Summary

This paper summarises the early development of the Arts Audience Experience Index by researchers and arts organisations in Australia. It is an adaptable tool that can be used to measure the intrinsic impacts of …

By | 11 April 2014 |

Art therapy improves stroke victims' quality of life

This research was conducted by Kerry Beesley, Jennifer Helen White, Megan K. Alston, Anne L. Sweetapple and Michael Pollack at the Hunter New England Local Health Network and Area Health Service, Australia

Summary

This paper presents the results of a series of interviews conducted with people in New South Wales, Australia …

By | 11 March 2014 |

Theatre allows people to lose themselves for a moment, and find new ways of viewing the world

This research was conducted by Ben Walmsley at Leeds Metropolitan University, UK [Now at the University of Leeds, UK]

Summary

The paper looks at the intrinsic impact of theatre on its audiences. It does so in language used by audiences themselves. The research identified general themes of ‘emotion, captivation, engagement, enrichment …

By | 9 December 2013 |