ANA’s Factsheets make evidence and analysis more accessible. 

  • Benefits to Society and Place (Factsheet 1)

  • Benefits to the Economy (Factsheet 2)

  • Benefits to Innovation (Factsheet 3)

  • Benefits to Health and Wellbeing (Factsheet 4)

  • Benefits to Education and Learning (Factsheet 5)

  • Benefits to International Relations (Factsheet 6)

  • Benefits to a Rich Cultural Life (Factsheet 7)

  • The Next Generation of Voters Talk Arts, Culture and Creativity (Factsheet 8)


The 7 factsheets explore evidence from around the world about how investing in arts and culture can affect seven broad societal areas: society and place; the economy; innovation; health and wellbeing; education and learning; international engagement and how engaging with creativity builds a strong cultural life across the nation.


ANA was established in 2018 with a $1.65 million commitment by The Myer Foundation, the Tim Fairfax Family Foundation and the Keir Foundation. The Australian Academy of the Humanities was the lead delivery partner for the initiative for the period 2018-2020, and these factsheets were produced during that period. These factsheets were prepared by A New Approach. They are reproduced here with the permission of the Academy.

The opinions in these factsheets do not necessarily represent the views of ANA’s funding partners, or the individual members involved in the governance or advisory committees.

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