Fact Sheets


 


A sector snapshot

A sector snapshot

This AMPAG fact sheet looks at the overall sector, both audience and economics, as well as the major performing arts sector.

It sets out all the latest statistics on audience numbers, employment, revenue and participation.

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AMPAG Company Snapshots

AMPAG Company Snapshots

The 28 performing arts companies designated as major are united by their shared pursuit of excellence and a tireless commitment to art form and artist development. They build and develop audiences by removing barriers to participation and deepen engagement and creative exchange through community workshops and arts education. They also extend their reach through national and international touring.

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International touring—media

International touring—media

Many of AMPAG’s member companies tour overseas—and invariably collect fabulous reviews in the media. This fact sheet highlights the most recent tours in 2014, with a selection of reviews from international critics.

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AMPAG Member Companies' Education Activities

AMPAG Member Companies' Education Activities

High quality arts education inevitably reflects a strong partnership between the arts sector and schools. That is why AMPAG members take their role in education, in all its diversity, very seriously. Last year they reached almost 600,000 students around Australia.

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AMPAG Companies New Works and Innovation

AMPAG Companies New Works and Innovation

Australia’s major performing arts companies are a powerhouse behind innovation, artistic relevance and artists’ development.

They nurture the new and promising performers; they take the risks in developing new works; and they invest in innovation to bring fresh interpretations and new ways of working.

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The Economics

The Economics

Australia’s creative industries are a major source of revenue for the country—and our performing arts are no exception. As a group, the 28 major performing arts companies in Australia generated ticket sales with a box office revenue in 2012 of $203 million (an increase of $28 million on 2011). Total income from all activities was almost $470 million.

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The Audience

The Audience

This AMPAG fact sheet analyses the audiences of the Australian major performing arts companies. It contains many fascinating statistics, including that in 2012 attendances reached 3.6 million.

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MPA People

MPA People

This publication provides you with the names and photos of the Major Performing Arts companies' Chairs, CEOs and Artistic Directors.

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Major Performing Arts Companies_Fast Facts_The Business

Major Performing Arts Companies_Fast Facts_The Business

Australia’s arts and entertainment sector underpins cultural and social innovation, improves the quality of community life, is essential to maintaining our cities as world class attractors of talent and investment, and helps create ‘Brand Australia’ in the global marketplace of ideas.

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