sheet Get our free cheat sheets for successful evaluation Click Here Get Free Cheat Sheets close
Blog
The 'Culture' Term
Blog
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
29 June 2018
Successful Engagement when Working with a Cohort
Blog
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
Blog
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
Blog
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
28 March 2018
Don't tell me what I want!
Blog
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
Blog
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.
Blog
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
The Relationship Between Music and Wellbeing
Blog
The Relationship Between Music and Wellbeing

The Australian Unity Wellbeing Index has revealed some very positive results for those of us who love music.

Alison Lasek
Alison Lasek
2 November 2017
Speaking the Language of Data Visualisation
Blog
Speaking the Language of Data Visualisation

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.

Aaron Kosovich
Aaron Kosovich
1 October 2017
The Impact of Culture and Environment on Liveability
Blog
The Impact of Culture and Environment on Liveability

This blog looks at how a city’s culture and environment contributes to its ranking on The Economist's Global Liveability Report. Perth, who scored 100% in the categories of healthcare, education and infrastructure, believe it’s culture and environment stopping them from cracking the top five. But what is it that makes up the culture and environment category and where should Perth be looking to improve?

Alison Lasek
Alison Lasek
30 August 2017