TNA’s biennial Salary Survey Reports capture the salaries, benefits, professional development budgets, tenure, and representation of small to medium organisations in the performing arts sector. In addition to benchmarking, it advocates for remuneration that is in line with similar roles in other sectors.
These reports are free to all TNA members – individuals and organisations; or available for purchase for $330 (GST inclusive). Become a member here, or email firstname.lastname@example.org to purchase the most recent report outside of membership.
Salary Survey Report
The TNA 2023 Salary Survey Report for Not for Profit Small to Medium Arts Organisations analyses results from an online survey distributed to the sector that garnered 102 valid responses. It is the eighth time this survey has been conducted by TNA.
The TNA 2021 Salary Survey Report for Not for Profit Small to Medium Arts Organisations analyses results from an online survey distributed to the sector that garnered 87 valid responses. It is the seventh time this survey has been conducted by TNA.
The TNA 2019 Salary Survey Report for Not for Profit Small to Medium Arts Organisations analyses results from an online survey distributed to the sector that garnered 59 valid responses. It is the sixth time this survey has been conducted by TNA.
The TNA 2017 Salary Survey Report for Not for Profit Small to Medium Arts Organisations analyses results from an online survey distributed to the sector that garnered 94 valid responses. It is the fifth time this survey has been conducted by TNA.
The TNV 2015 Salary Survey Report for Not for Profit Small to Medium Arts Organisations analyses results from an online survey distributed to the sector that garnered 80 valid responses. It is the fourth time this survey has been conducted by TNA.
The TNV 2013 Salary Survey Report for Not for Profit Small to Medium Arts Organisations analyses results from an online survey distributed to the sector that garnered 96 valid responses. It is the third time this survey has been conducted by TNA.
This report analyses results from an online survey that collected responses about organisational size, salaries, other benefits, and professional development allowances of the main staff positions of 50 mostly small-to-medium Australian arts organisations.
THIS IS HOW WE DO IT gathers data that reflects the realities of making it as an independent artist in Australia. We hope the findings provide provocation for discussion, evaluation, and benchmarking; as well as lead to greater understanding, appreciation and valuing of independent artists’ dedication and practice.
THIS IS HOW WE DO IT
In this third survey, additional questions were included to track new trends, such as those resulting from the ongoing impact of COVID-19. It also continued to gather information on working conditions, financial arrangements, personal and business management, and individually set working rates.
This second survey asks many of the same questions as the 2018 survey and so provides some comparison to the results from the first report. We also gathered information about the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic.
TNA periodically conducts, assists with, and publishes sector-specific research. See below for our recent reports.
2019 - 2020
Circus / Entertainment Rigging Report
Theatre Network Australia’s consultation with the Circus and Physical Theatre (CaPT) sector across 2018 and 2019 anecdotally suggested the need for circus-specific training to be included in current Rigger accreditation. In response, TNA, in collaboration with our CaPT Advisory Committee, developed and conducted a survey which provided fuller evidence of this need to inform future action.
The Creative Convergence project examines the work of six Australian theatre companies and performing arts venues – Arena Theatre Company, Arthur, Bell Shakespeare, Geelong Performing Arts Centre, HotHouse and Melbourne Theatre Company (MTC) – and their interaction and engagement with young people in regional Victoria. Theatre Network Australia is proud to be a partner in this project.
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