BYP Group works nationally and internationally on projects large and small. We are equally as proud of our large scale projects with leading cultural institutions as our work with small organisations seeking greater equality for their communities.

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Creative Industries Development Strategy

Department of Industry (NSW)

The NSW Department of Industry is a government agency responsible for supporting industry development in New South Wales including , including the creative industries (arts, heritage and cultural sectors). BYP Group was selected from a competitive tender process to develop a whole-of-State creative industries strategy. This involved developing an economic profile of the creative industries in Australia and NSW, engaging with more than 100 industry, government and arts sector stakeholders, mapping the current support landscape for creative industries in regional and metropolitan areas, and researching best practice nationally and internationally.

Key Impact:  A Creative Industries Development Strategy for the State of NSW.

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First Nations Arts Programming Research

The Australia Council for the Arts

We worked with the Australia Council for the Arts to deliver a comprehensive national scan of programming of Indigenous performing arts on Australian stages. The research included a sector survey, qualitative interviews and desk research. It forms part of the Australia Council’s suite of research into participation in Indigenous arts.

Our research won the Createquity Honourable Mention Arts Research Award, one of only seven studies from more than 500 international research projects to do so. 

Key Impact:  The research is now being used to transform the level of representation of First Nations performing arts.

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Strategic Assessment of the USA National Performance & Visual Arts Network International Program

USA National Performance & Visual Arts Network

BYP Group was selected from an international competitive tender process to review the Network’s international touring and grants program and relationships with South America, Japan and South Korea. We delivered a report with an updated theory of change and strategic recommendations for the future of the program. We travelled to the US to interview artists and funders in person at the Network’s annual international conference, which included South American and Japanese partner representatives.

Key Impact: The Network is restructuring its international grants program to achieve our identified theory of change.

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Cultural Engagement with Asia

Asialink Arts, University of Melbourne

We conducted forensic data research into Australia’s cultural engagement with Asia and facilitated five roundtables with about 60 artist and organisational representatives.

Key Impact:  The research was used to produce a seminal research report on cultural exchange with Asia.

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Betty Amsden Participation Program

Arts Centre Melbourne

We evaluated Arts Centre Melbourne's four annual flagship community engagement programs from 2014 to 2017, made possible by the late Miss Betty Amsden AO DSJ.  The projects included Play Me, I’m Yours street pianos project, Home, Dominoes and Fun Run which, combined reached more than 650,000 people.

Our evaluation included surveys, social media reviews and interviews with community participants, donors to the project, school teachers, the creative team and the general public. 

Key Impact:  Arts Centre Melbourne has used our evaluation to inform program design, audience development, community engagement and donor strategy.

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Arts and Culture Strategy Round Tables

Creative Victoria

We facilitated roundtable consultations with more than 60 artists and art sector representatives for Creative Victoria as part of the development of a Victorian arts and culture strategy.

Key Impact:  The report informed the Victorian government in developing its vision for the Victorian arts and cultural sector.

Photo by themacx/iStock / Getty Images
Photo by themacx/iStock / Getty Images

Trends research and forecasting

NSW Department of Industry

We researched and analysed technological, economic and social trends and predicted their impacts on the NSW creative industries over the next five years.

Key Impact:  Our forecasting is being used by the NSW Government to support the creative industries, one of the fastest growing segments of the State economy.


Financial modelling

Leading national arts organisation

We developed a financial model for a leading national arts organisation considering expansion. We created an adjustable financial model and researched expected costs and possible revenue streams.

Key Impact:  The organisation is using this information in its critical decisions about the next five years.

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Business planning workshops for creative entrepreneurs

Information and Cultural Exchange

We designed and delivered a business planning workshop for eight creative business entrepreneurs in residence at ICE in Parramatta, western Sydney. We also provided one-on-one business coaching to the entrepreneurs as follow-up to the workshop.

Key Impact:  Entrepreneurs are using their skills to develop and grow their business income.