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Our top 2019 takeaways
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Our top 2019 takeaways

Our Client Management team share their top insights and tips to inspire successful evaluations in 2020.

Lisa Wallace
Lisa Wallace
11 December 2019
On the federal changes to the arts in Australia
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On the federal changes to the arts in Australia

From February 2020 the Department of Communications and the Arts will be merged to create a new mega-agency called the Department of Infrastructure, Transport, Regional Development and Communications. So, how can we demonstrate a shared public view of arts value?

Michael Chappell
Michael Chappell
11 December 2019
On the importance of measuring the impact of arts-based placemaking
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On the importance of measuring the impact of arts-based placemaking

“Cities, like dreams, are made of desires and fears, even if the thread of their discourse is secret, their rules are absurd, their perspectives deceitful, and everything conceals something else." - Italo Calvino, Invisible Cities

Elli Gemmo
Elli Gemmo
14 November 2019
Are online surveys representative of my entire audience?
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Are online surveys representative of my entire audience?

One common question that we hear is if surveys are truly representative of the views of an entire audience. This is a wonderful question that gets to the heart of statistics! Is the data 'true'? We thought we'd have a look at our big data set and see what came out!

Jordan Gibbs
Jordan Gibbs
6 November 2019
Soft power in the arts
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Soft power in the arts

Culture Counts’ new Client Manager Natasha Mian shares some reflections on the history of museums and their changing role and influence today. Natasha has worked in a variety of arts and cultural organisations in Melbourne and London, most recently in Development roles where her interest in advocacy for the arts has grown and lead her to join the Culture Counts team.

Natasha Mian
Natasha Mian
16 October 2019
It's Mental Health Week
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It's Mental Health Week

Now is a great time to take a few minutes out of our busy lives and ask yourself not only about your own mental health, but the impact your organisation’s activities have the mental health of its audience/participants. In this blog article, Culture Counts' Kathryn O'Brien reflects on the significance of Mental Health Week, and how our relationship with art - namely music - can impact our wellbeing.

Kathryn O'Brien
Kathryn O'Brien
9 October 2019
Today's ever evolving library
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Today's ever evolving library

Kathryn recently joined Culture Counts’ Melbourne team as a Client Relationship Officer. Prior to joining, she worked for a major performing arts company across the operations, artistic, education and community outreach teams. She has also worked in different types of libraries, including the specialist library for the arts company, public and academic libraries. Today, she talks about libraries and their ever-changing role in today's world.

Kathryn O'Brien
Kathryn O'Brien
26 September 2019
UK libraries shine a light on diversity
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UK libraries shine a light on diversity

Sue Williamson, Arts Council England's Director Libraries and Birmingham, looks at how the libraries using the Impact and Insight toolkit are championing diversity, while re-defining what a library is, and what it can be.

Sue Williamson
Sue Williamson
12 August 2019
How do people hear about your event?
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How do people hear about your event?

​We’ve dug into our Culture Counts data set to identify how people hear about the events our clients put on. Here are some of our findings.

Tom McKenzie
Tom McKenzie
12 August 2019
A book recommendation for budding data creatives: Storytelling with Data
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A book recommendation for budding data creatives: Storytelling with Data

For those seeking to extract more meaning from any data they have at their disposal – or even just hoping to minimise the mental or cognitive effort required of the audience, be it stakeholders, clients, customers, or even your bosses! – Storytelling with Data is an invaluable resource.

Tom McKenzie
Tom McKenzie
1 August 2019