TNA Research & Reports

TNA RESEARCH & REPORTS

On this page you can find:

  • The Small to Medium Salary Survey Reports
  • The Independent Practice Reports
  • The Circus/Entertainment Rigging Report
  • Other TNA Research

SMALL TO MEDIUM SALARY SURVEY REPORT

TNA’s Biennial S2M Salary Reports captures 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 $250. Sign up here as a member. If you are already a member, email josh@tna.org.au to access the full report or to purchase outside of membership.

2019

Salary Survey Report

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.

2017

Salary Survey Report

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.

2015

Salary Survey Report

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.

2013

Salary Survey Report

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.

2011

Salary Survey Report

TNV was pleased to again undertake the Salary Survey – responding to participants request that it be conducted on a regular basis for benchmarking purposes.

2009

Salary Survey Report

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.

INDEPENDENT PRACTICE REPORT

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.

2020

THIS IS HOW WE DO IT

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.

2018

THIS IS HOW WE DO IT

TNA’s first survey in this series was designed to gather data that reflects the realities of making it as an independent artist or arts worker in Australia.

Other TNA Research

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.

2017-2019

Creative Convergence

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.