New report presents the big picture on government arts and culture funding

AAH News A New Approach, Media release

A new report released today by independent think tank, A New Approach (ANA), shows local governments are seeing the value of arts and culture in their communities, and are responding by stepping up their financial commitment and playing a bigger role in government support for arts and culture. The report, The Big Picture: public expenditure on artistic, cultural and creative …

Leading researchers appointed to Australian arts and culture think tank

AAH News A New Approach, Media release

Five eminent Australian researchers have been appointed to support A New Approach – the independent think tank created to champion effective investment and return in Australia’s arts and culture. Over the coming 18 months, A New Approach will release a series of research reports and case studies that explore the diverse benefits of arts and cultural activity as well as …

Rupert Myer to lead new advisory group for Australian arts and culture think tank

AAH News A New Approach

Renowned Australian arts philanthropist, Rupert Myer, will chair a new 10-member Reference Group to provide strategic advice for A New Approach, the independent think tank tasked with championing Australia’s investment and return in arts and culture. The Reference Group will help guide the work of A New Approach, which aims to strengthen bipartisan, business and community support for arts and …

‘A New Approach’ update

AAH News A New Approach

On behalf of A New Approach, I am delighted to provide an update on the initiative. An important meeting of A New Approach’s Steering Committee took place in early September. The Committee discussed the development of the program of work and is chaired by the Academy’s President Professor Joy Damousi FASSA FAHA with representatives from the funding partners The Myer …

Next steps in unlocking Australia’s social and cultural data

AAH News Policy & Research

Digital and big data developments are transforming possibilities for understanding Australian society and culture, enabling unprecedented research into our history and heritage, our place in the region, and the way we live now and into the future. Yet Australia’s unique social and cultural data and the source material required for research – such as artefacts, field notes, film, oral recordings …

‘A New Approach’ arts and culture project update

AAH News A New Approach

As the newly appointed Program Director of A New Approach project, I’d like introduce myself and to invite you to register to receive brief updates on our progress. Announced last year, A New Approach was instigated by The Myer Foundation, the Tim Fairfax Family Foundation and the Keir Foundation to address the need for an authoritative and independent voice to …

Australian Academy of the Humanities: Academy News

Arts sector leader appointed Program Director

AAH News Media release

Experienced, energetic arts sector leader Kate Fielding appointed as Program Director for A New Approach Arts and cultural sector leader, advocate and strategist Kate Fielding has been appointed by The Myer Foundation, Tim Fairfax Family Foundation and Keir Foundation as Program Director for A New Approach. Kate will work with the Australian Academy of the Humanities and Newgate Communications to deliver the $1.65 …

Australian Academy of the Humanities: Academy News

Announcing ‘A New Approach’ program for arts and culture

AAH News Media release

The Australian Academy of the Humanities welcomes the opportunity to work alongside Newgate Communications to deliver a new $1.65M program for the arts and cultural sector in Australia. The Myer Foundation, the Tim Fairfax Family Foundation and the Keir Foundation today announced that the Academy and Newgate have been engaged to deliver the New Approach program. In December 2016, the …