International Connections

Regularly funded arts organisations have increased international activity from 2010 to 2012

The estimated number of international performances and exhibitions from Key Organisations and major performing arts organisations funded by Australia Council with regular funding increased from 565 in 2010 to 1,068 in 2012.[1]

This increase has been fuelled by increased international activity for a number of organisations between 2010 and 2012.

The largest increases in number of performances from 2010 to 2012 were in Europe and North America.

[1] Arts organisations data is based on acquittal information and is subject to change based on updated data received from the Key Organisations and MPAs.

Figure 41 - Estimated number of international exhibitions and performances

Number of exhibitions352628
Number of attendances13,450,0902415,1181,448,702
Number of performances5301,0821,040
Number of attendances (paid)153,865305,470207,982
Number of attendances (unpaid)731,525435,232466,644
Total single ticket income (in 2012 dollars)3$138,156$1,496,036$517,396

[2] Shanghai Expo & Biennale of Sydney
[3] Indicative data only. Australia Council Arts Organisations Division internal reporting as optional data item