Statistics, evaluation and research
This Report supports what Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people have consistently asserted about the importance of language; speaking language provides cultural, social and economic benefits to individuals, communities and the nation.
Few words in the English language induce as much eye-glazing as “system.” Aggressively neutral, the noun still manages to acquire negative overtones in daily usage. (“I couldn’t help it. Blame the system.”) Only for grantmaking organizations, one suspects, is the word shiny and venerated. Rockefeller Philanthropy Advisors’ new report, Seeing, Facilitating, and Assessing Systems Change, recharges this talisman of social-impact investing and program evaluation by showing how funders can be more thoughtful in supporting and scaling projects that aim to transform lives and communities.
On 7 August 2020, John O'Mahony from Behaviour and Attitudes presented findings from research commissioned by the Arts Council in June on the impact of COVID-19 and the arts.
The National Indigenous Languages Report reinforces the value of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander languages and the role they play in culture and identity.
The Government has released the guidelines for the RISE Fund and the Sustainability Fund ahead of the formal call for applications on 31 August, giving arts organisations and companies an opportunity to review the criteria and prepare their applications.
In researching three Indiana institutions, it is clear that the lockdown has exacerbated trends in the museum field such as a lack of relevance to the general public and increasing reliance on private philanthropy.