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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
6 common survey biases and what to do about them
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6 common survey biases and what to do about them

It’s important your data is reliable if you want to make evidence-based decisions with confidence. A common roadblock to this is survey bias sneaking into evaluations and skewing results. We asked our resident Data Scientist to walk us through 6 common types of bias, and how to combat them.

Tom McKenzie
Tom McKenzie
4 July 2019
Achieve your mission with data
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Achieve your mission with data

Putting your data to work. This month's blog will discuss how your evaluation results can be used to learn, reflect and understand the extent to which each of your programs contributes to your overall mission.

Alison Lasek
Alison Lasek
4 June 2019
Breaking down the basics: the Net Promoter Score
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Breaking down the basics: the Net Promoter Score

Everything you need to know about the Net Promotor Score, what it measures, how it's calculated and why you should know yours. 

Alex Granland
Alex Granland
30 April 2019
Survey incentives: Are they worth it?
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Survey incentives: Are they worth it?

Best practice for survey incentives to ensure you don't compromise your data.

Taylor Brodie
Taylor Brodie
11 April 2019