AusStage is for researching Australian live performance – and for sharing our research.
Researchers use AusStage for different kinds of research, including:
- large-scale surveys by genre, region or theme
- projects focused on artists, companies, venues or works
- performance as research and creative development
AusStage supports researchers at each stage of the process:
- Planning - deciding what to research - extending the horizon - research proposals and funding applications
- Process - finding out who has done what - exploring coverage of existing data - literature review and bibliography
- Content - creating, gathering and doing the research - collecting new data - curation and analysis
- Output - sharing research outcomes, presentations and publications - deposit data and resources as research outcomes
Researchers work with AusStage in a variety of ways:
- Adding new data - extending coverage to new areas, filling in gaps, importing data sets
- Curating records - enriching existing records, enhancing quality, thickening description
- Documenting performance - depositing data, archiving resources, preserving the traces
- Analysing - asking questions, requesting reports, analysing results
- Exploring - visualising data as maps and networks, learning new analytical techniques
- Sharing - data exchange, embedding in web pages, digital publishing
AusStage provides information, support and advice to researchers working at all levels - honours and postgraduate, early career researchers and academics, and those working in the arts industry, government agencies and collections sector.
Researchers working on Australian live performance are encouraged to contact the Project Manager to discuss their interests.