5 November 2008
Craft Australia provides links to research undertaken and published by the sector that is relevant for the growth and sustainability of craft and design in Australia.
2011 Share your stories
Take the Survey
We invite you to take the Share Your Stories survey which is available online and tell us your story about your business aspirations. All information gathered through the survey will be treated in the strictest confidence. The material will be summarised and presented as an overall picture of Australian creative micro enterprises. This aggregated data will form the basis of advocacy activity that Craft Australia will undertake to promote craft and design practice and ensure greater opportunities for creative micro enterprises.
For your chance to win a KINK oil bottle designed by Deb Jones, hand-made by the JamFactory Glass Studio, donated by the Canberra Glassworks.
Participate in the survey here
The winner will be notified by email and an announcement made on the Craft Australia website, www.craftaustralia.org.au and blog, http://craftaustralia.blogspot.com.
2010 Tipping point: ACDC strategy for the future
Australian Craft and Design Centres (ACDC) network, 2011.
This publication outlines the many programs delivered by the network of Australian Craft and Design Centres (ACDC) as a direct result of the Visual Arts and Craft Strategy (VACS). The report includes case studies which demonstrate ways the ACDC network invests in support for artists, innovation and design, innovation and new technologies, Indigenous craft and design as a growth industry, and growing audiences for Australian craft and design.
2010 Visual Arts and Craft Strategy
An evaluation report of the achievements of the VACS-funded organisations and individual artists funded through the Visual Arts Board 2004-2009.
In 2001, the Commonwealth Government announced an independent inquiry into the contemporary visual arts and craft sector. This was the first-ever Australia-wide examination of the sector. When Rupert Myer presented his Report of the Contemporary Visual Arts and Crafts Inquiry in 2002, it effected changes that have inspired the sector to be ambitious, innovative and to engage with the wider community. The recommendations from the report led to an agreement by federal, state and territory governments to introduce the jointly-funded Visual Arts and Craft Strategy (VACS).
2009 Powering Ideas: An Innovation Agenda
Powering Ideas is the Government's response to the review of the national innovation system
undertaken by Dr Terry Cutler in 2008. This is a ten year blue print for the support of innovation in
As Senator Kim Carr, Minister for Innovation, Industry Science and Research states in his
forward "Tough times demand creative solutions. Powering Ideas will help us find those solutions. It will help us transform challenges
into opportunities, risks into rewards." This report presents some exciting opportunities for the future of the Australian craft and design
2006 National Craft Mapping Project
Service provision for professional craft artists and designers/makers.
Craft Australia produced this report on the current status of the Australian craft and design industry. The report was launched in April, 2006 and provides an analysis of professional activity and industry support, looks at career pathways and needs for sustainable practice across the full span of an artist's working life - from recent graduate to the most senior artists.
2003 Don't give up your day job
An economic study of professional artists in Australia written by David Throsby and Virginia Hollister.
The fourth in a series carried out over the past 20 years at Macquarie University, with funding from the Australia Council. The surveys provide information about the economic circumstances of professional artistic practice across all major artforms, apart from film. This survey, undertaken in 2002 and covering the 2000-01 financial year, updates and expands the information collected in the earlier studies.