Small Arts Sector Research Project

For all the independent artists around in Melbourne this Friday, the Arts Industry Council (Victoria) has announced this meeting. Please RSVP to

Arts Industry Council (Victoria)

– the independent voice for the arts


Small Arts Sector Research Project

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You are invited to an industry networking meeting for a briefing on the Small Arts Sector Research Project.

Briefing by project staff from Deloittes, commissioned by Arts Victoria

10am – 12 noon, Friday, 1st December
Hoopla! Room, Malthouse Theatre,
Sturt Street, SOUTHBANK


AIC(V) has been pushing for research into the small arts sector for many years and now Arts Victoria has commissioned Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu to conduct research into the small arts sector, focussing on small organisations. Small arts organisations play a critical role in the cultural vitality of Victoria.

Learn more about the project
Does the research include me?
Learn how you can contribute to this research
Time is of the essence, as the research is being conducted now – to be finalised BEFORE THE END OF THE YEAR

AIC(V) are hoping that this research will provide key information about the size and nature of small arts organisations and other organisations with arts activity across the state.

“This research aims to determine the scale of the entire small arts sector, not just the funded sector, and to better understand the characteristics of small arts organisations across Victoria including the extent of their activity, the people involved, and their contribution to the state.

The results of this study will inform future policy and funding decisions. So the research represents a golden opportunity for small arts organisations to have a say.

The study’s success hinges on the participation of all small arts organisations in Victoria and involves the completion of a basic questionnaire by small arts organisations.

The research aims to cover the full spectrum of Small Arts organisations across all art forms, those who currently receive Government support, those who operate independently and those who may need support in the future. To plan for the future we need to have a clear understanding of the issues facing small arts communities.”


Kath Papas,
On behalf of the Board, AIC(V)