Arts and culture made evident.

New Approach (ANA), Australia’s national arts and culture think tank, has shown through independent research and analysis that Australians from every walk of life participate in and benefit from arts, culture and creativity.  
New Approach (ANA), Australia’s national arts and culture think tank, has shown through independent research and analysis that Australians from every walk of life participate in and benefit from arts, culture and creativity.  

Our work informs discussion, inspires public policy and brings together decision makers and industry leaders around evidence-led ideas and pathways for pragmatic action.  

Our Board, staff, expert advisors and Philanthropic Partners are rigorous and collegial as they make evident the value and opportunities of Australian arts, culture and creativity.

Read our latest Insight Report 'Thriving through Thick and Thin: Partnerships for our Cultural Life' 

This report demonstrates how partnerships help to ensure that all Australians can access and enjoy cultural and creative experiences, even in these tough times. It explores pathways for effective collaboration to help the cultural sector to evolve, meet future demands and drive social, cultural and economic benefits now and into the future.

Watch or read Rupert Myer AO's National Press Club Address, 'Becoming Cultural Powerhouse' 

A New Approach (ANA) Chair, Rupert Myer AO, delivered an Address to the National Press Club on Wednesday 15 November, 2023, where he spoke of his ambition for Australia to become a global cultural powerhouse.

Insight Report The Big Picture 4: Public Expenditure on Artistic, Cultural and Creative Activity by Governments in Australia in 2007-08 to 2021-22
... government investment in arts and culture in Australia is part of a wide range of financial inflows that facilitate cultural and creative engagement by people in Australia, with its positive contributions to social cohesion, thriving communities and productivity.
Insight Report Accelerate: Reframing culture’s role in productivity
Despite productivity commonly being linked with ideas of creativity and innovation, limited explicit research attention has been paid to productivity benefits of creative and cultural participation and expression.
Insight Report To Scale: Mapping Financial Inflows in Australian Arts, Culture and Creativity
ANA’s research dispels a view – a ‘myth’, even – that Australian cultural and creative industries are predominantly financed through government assistance.
Analysis Paper Friend, foe or frenemy: Foreseeable impacts of AI on arts, culture and creativity
Behind each story of ‘artificial’ intelligence are the people who develop systems and the people who apply those systems to create, mediate, distribute and regulate art and culture.
Analysis Paper Intergenerational arts and culture: Lessons across middle Australia
The voices of middle Australia should give arts and culture stakeholders the confidence to act boldly and urgently in their actions to support the development of a rich cultural life for all Australians.

New Approach acknowledges that it meets, works and travels on the lands of First Nations peoples. We pay our respects to Elders past and present, and to all First Nations peoples.