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The Benefits of Creative Thinking
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The Benefits of Creative Thinking

There is growing awareness that the value of creativity is being overlooked, especially in our school systems. This article considers the shifting focus from STEM to STEAM and asks how creativity in classrooms teaches children to adapt and thrive. 

Annette Wagner
Annette Wagner
7 November 2018
Seven distribution methods to increase low response rates
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Seven distribution methods to increase low response rates

Are you concerned about low response rates for your evaluations? Sometimes getting survey responses can be a difficult task. Culture Counts help you review your distribution methods and establish an effective plan to maximise your sample size and engage a mix of demographics representative of your audience.

Alison Lasek
Alison Lasek
2 October 2018
This Must Be The Place
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This Must Be The Place

Culture Counts Project Manager Callum Taylor discusses the need for a structured framework and standardised language to describe good design. This allows us to start to measure and articulate its true value.

Callum Taylor
Callum Taylor
7 September 2018
The 'Culture' Term
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The 'Culture' Term

In our latest blog post, Culture Counts new Client Director Jordan Gibbs asks what it means to talk of 'culture' as something separate to who we are.

Jordan Gibbs
Jordan Gibbs
2 July 2018
Successful Engagement when Working with a Cohort
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Successful Engagement when Working with a Cohort

We are frequently asked by funders how engagement can be established and maintained across a cohort, particularly when evaluation is something requested of the organisations involved and not self-initiated. While the answer is partly dependent on context, here is a list of the key things we advise to promote and facilitate engagement throughout the evaluation process.

Siân Tattersall
Siân Tattersall
12 June 2018
Decisions based on instinct don't hold up to scrutiny
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Decisions based on instinct don't hold up to scrutiny

Culture Counts CEO, Michael Chappell encourages funders to think about the risks to their budgets involved in supporting community and cultural programs and asks, "Do you have hard evidence to show external parties that the work you support is urgent, important and needs to continue?"

Michael Chappell
Michael Chappell
6 May 2018
Self-Care in the Arts
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Self-Care in the Arts

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.

Monika Bognar
Monika Bognar
3 April 2018
Don't tell me what I want!
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Don't tell me what I want!

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.

John Knell
John Knell
1 March 2018
How to be Successful Collecting Data in the Field
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How to be Successful Collecting Data in the Field

Hi, my name is Clare Chappell and I've been the Field Work Supervisor at Culture Counts Australia for over two years now. Here are my top tips on how to carry out and manage fieldwork using tablet-based surveys.

Clare Chappell
Clare Chappell
5 February 2018
Show me the money. Grant writing tips and tricks.
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Show me the money. Grant writing tips and tricks.

Culture Counts' new Client Relationship Officer Monika Bognar shares some insights from her work helping arts and cultural organisations secure funding for their programs and projects.

Monika Bognar
Monika Bognar
1 December 2017