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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
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
The Relationship Between Music and Wellbeing
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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
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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
Talking Points, Arts Value Forum
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Talking Points, Arts Value Forum

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.

Michael Chappell
Michael Chappell
26 July 2017
John Berger, Ways of Seeing: The Impact of Context
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John Berger, Ways of Seeing: The Impact of Context

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.

Francesca Catalano
Francesca Catalano
29 June 2017
Celebrating impact beyond attendance figures
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Celebrating impact beyond attendance figures

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.

Alison Lasek
Alison Lasek
28 April 2017