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Impact of our National Cultural Institutions

In 2011–12, the Ministry for the Arts and LEK Consulting developed a key performance indicator framework to measure the impact of our national cultural institutions and highlight the key role they play in the cultural lives of Australians and the important place they occupy in the Australian cultural landscape.

The framework was developed in close consultation with Australia’s national cultural institutions and provides a consistent, best practice approach to measuring and reporting performance data and more clearly aligning their activities, reporting and planning processes with the Australian Government’s cultural objectives.

A report into the impact of our national cultural institutions reveals a number of very encouraging statistics showing that Australia’s cultural sector continues to go from strength to strength in a challenging physical and online environment. The statistics for 2013–14 can be found below; the Ministry for the Arts is currently compiling the results for the 2014–15 reporting period.


 

Key sets of 2013–14 statistics

Each of these tiles provides key sets of 2013–14 statistics. Place mouse over each tile or click on individual tiles to enlarge each image.

  • Experiencing our national cultural institutions. 2013-14. There were over $163 million interactions with our national cultural institutions.
  • Visiting our national cultural institutions. 2013-14. The national collecting institutions hosted over 8.7 million visitors, including over 3.5 million on-site visitors, almost 4.8 million visitors at travelling events and over 392 student visitors.
  • On-site visitors to our national collecting institutions. 2013–14. Our national collecting institutions hosted over 3.5million on-site visitors including almost 696,000 paid visitors with 18.7% from regional and remote areas, over 2.8 million unpaid visitors, almost 259,000 visitors participated in public programs and 95% of visitors surveyed were satisfied or very satisfied with their visit.
  • Accessing our national collecting institutions. 2013–14. People accessed our national collecting institutions in a variety of ways with almost 4.8 million at travelling events, over 56.2 million visits to websites and over 59,000 students participating in off-site and online programs.
  • "A satisfying experience. 2013–14. Of those visitors to our national collecting institutions surveyed 95% of on-site visitors were satisfied or very satisfied with their visit, 95% of teachers enjoyed the education program and 93% found it relevant to their school curriculum.
  • Travelling events. 2013–14. Our national collecting institutions hosted almost 4.8 million visitors at travelling events. 20.7% of visitors attended events in regional and remote areas.
  • Remote and regional visitors. 2013–14.21.2% of overall visitors were from regional and remote areas, 18.7% of paid on-site visitors were from regional and remote areas, 20.7% of off-site visitors attended events held in regional and remote areas and 26.7% of on-site students were from schools in regional and remote areas.
  • Online. 2013–14. There were over 56.2 million visits to our national cultural institution websites including over 527.4 million page views.
  • Strengthening ties. 2013–14. Our national cultural institutions undertook 619 initiatives that strengthen ties with other countries, including 111 formal and informal initiatives.
  • Student participation. 2013–14. Over 392,000 students, from over 6,000 institutions, participated in our National Collecting Institutions' education programs including almost 333,000 on-site participants—26.7% from schools in regional and remote areas and over 59,000 off-site and online participants. 95% of teachers surveyed enjoyed the program and 93% found it relevant to the school curriculum.
  • Audiences. 2013–14. There were 154.3m visitors to activities, events and productions supported by the Australia Council, the Australian Film, Television and Radio School and Screen Australia including over 15.9m attendees at Australia Council supported activities, over 9,000 attendees at Australian Film, Television and Radio School events and over 138.4m audience members at Screen Australia supported productions.
  • Supporting creativity. 2013–14. The Australia Council and Screen Australia supported over 9,000 new Australian artwork projects through funding of almost $90.7 million and provided almost $2.5 million towards research and development projects.
  • Support for culturally diverse artworks and events. 2013–14. The Australia Council and Screen Australia spent over $20 million in funding on 352 culturally diverse projects and events.
  • Participation in festivals. 2013–14. The Australian Film, Television and Radio School and Screen Australia supported 120 projects that were selected for participation in national and international festivals.
  • Awards received. 2013–14. The Australia Council, the Australian Film, Television and Radio School and Screen Australia supported 108 students, practitioners or organisations that won key awards.

Overview of key 2013–14 data

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