Why is it that professionals in the arts industry find prioritising self-care so difficult? Client Relationship Officer Monika Bognar examines this important question and the due attention it's receiving in the sector. For anyone interested in learning more additional readings and resources are also suggested.
The Cultural Citizens Programme introduced 11-14 year olds from disadvantaged backgrounds in the UK to arts and culture in their area. The program helped these young cultural citizens find out what's on offer and aimed to build their confidence to engage with arts on their own terms.
Data visualisation is a powerful tool that can turn raw numbers into a compelling story to impress, persuade and educate. Analyst Aaron Kosovich shows how new tools can be used to present your information and ideas far more effectively than any other form of communication.
How do we understand, measure and express the value of the arts? What contribution do the arts make to society, the economy, health and wellbeing, education, innovation and civic life? The Arts Value Forum at the Canberra Theatre Centre brought together leading experts and practitioners in health, economics, culture and the arts to explore these questions—including Culture Counts CEO Michael Chappell.
John Berger’s 1972 essay, Ways of Seeing explores the idea that where and when we look at something directly affects what we see. Our evaluation of the artistic quality and impact of an artwork is fundamentally influenced by context. This blog post explores how these relationships manifest. By filtering and analysing data by different event and audience classifications we gain significant insight into if and how different contexts shape experience.
Australian artists and galleries achieved record visitor numbers in 2016. Patricia Piccinini had the second most popular exhibition globally and the NGV was 19th most visited gallery in the world. While visitor numbers reflect healthy audience engagement they are just one of the many measures of success. Alison Lasek, Marketing and Client Manager, looks at how organisations can tell a stronger story about audience engagement.
What would we measure? How would we measure it? Art criticism is subjective, not objective. How do we remain subjective and still make meaningful measurements? Chris McCormick, Chief Technology Officer, goes back to the conception of Culture Counts and offers new insights into the organisation and the way our system has developed.