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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
Wellbeing Budget – is Measuring Outcomes the Ultimate Fiscal Responsibility?
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Wellbeing Budget – is Measuring Outcomes the Ultimate Fiscal Responsibility?

New Zealand’s first ‘wellbeing budget’ was delivered last week by Minister of Finance Grant Robertson. As the second budget from Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern’s Labour-led coalition government, it signals important changes to policy formulation.

14 August 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
Australian Evaluation Society Award Best Practice in Public Sector Evaluation: 2019 Achievement Award Winners
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Australian Evaluation Society Award Best Practice in Public Sector Evaluation: 2019 Achievement Award Winners

1 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
Info session: PLA Evaluation Network Overview
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Info session: PLA Evaluation Network Overview

10 July 2019
New Feature: What is a benchmark?
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New Feature: What is a benchmark?

On May 18, 2019 we launched a new feature called ‘survey properties’. We wanted to talk about what it is, why it’s important and what it means for the future of Culture Counts.

4 July 2019