Research hub

The research hub contains culture and the arts research projects, statistics and links to summary reports and publications about culture and the arts in Western Australia.

The information found on the research hub is sourced from surveys conducted by independent consultants, Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) reports and other findings from research partnerships. 

The department works with the:  

  • Australian and New Zealand Cultural Ministers 
  • Cultural Ministers Statistical Working Group
  • Australian Bureau of Statistics – WA Data and Information Liaison Network Meeting (DILN)
  • Department of Treasury – WA Government Agencies Evaluation Community of Practice.

Western Australian creative industries: COVID-19 impacts survey

The department commissioned a survey to assess COVID-19 impacts on employment and revenue in the creative industries in Western Australia.

COVID-19 Audience Outlook Monitor

Six government agencies are collaborating with an international team of researchers to track how Australian audiences feel about attending arts and culture events in the context of the COVID-19 pandemic.

WA culture and arts research

The culture and arts sectors develop imagination and innovation, and contribute to the artistic development, debate and experience of the Western Australian community.

Western Australian Cultural Infrastructure Map

A map of the State’s existing cultural infrastructure. You can search for a cultural facility or help plan to grow WA’s cultural engagement and creative economy.

Public value

The value of arts and culture to society, and how to measure this value, has been the subject of intense debate for many years both in Australia and internationally.

Creative industries

The cultural and creative industries are defined as those areas of practice that turn original individual creativity into social and commercial outcomes.

Sector reviews

The department has reviewed live music, writing and visual arts sectors in Western Australia to determine future directions and opportunities for each sector.

Page reviewed 05 August 2019