NiTRO Creative Matters

Perspectives on creative arts in higher education

Government Report

New analysis released by the Bureau for Communications and Arts Research (BCAR) shows that in 2016-17 cultural and creative activity contributed $111.7 billion to the Australian economy with the largest contributors being design and fashion. Although this represents 6.4 percent of GDP, the report notes that this is actually a decline

The All-Party Parliamentary Group on Arts, Health and Wellbeing, with input from Association of Directors of Public Health, Public Health England and the Royal Society for Public Health, have reported on their study on Creative Health: The Arts for Health and Wellbeing.  In a recent briefing document they confirm the

The Australian Bureau of Statistics has released its report for 2015-16 on spending on cultural funding across all levels of government in Australia. The report, which measures 24 categories across arts and heritage, states that $5,841.2 million for cultural activities was spent in 2015-16 with 39% being contributed by the