Christopher Madden is a cultural policy research analyst and cultural statistician. He has authored academic journal articles, agency research reports, and government statistical compendia. He has experience in teaching cultural policy and is on the advisory board for the journal Cultural Trends. From 2001 to 2008 he was Research Analyst at the International Federation of Arts Councils and Culture Agencies (IFACCA).
Cultural indicators and statistics, Arts advocacy: arguments and strategies, Institutional economics, Cultural sector modelling, Cultural mapping and planning
Christopher Madden is a cultural policy analyst and cultural statistician. An independent researcher and editor, he is available for editing, writing and desk research contracts. For more check out his blog site www.artspolicies.org.
From 2001 to 2008 Christopher worked with the International Federation of Arts Councils and Culture Agencies (IFACCA), where he undertook research, coordinated the D'Art programme and managed research projects.
Christopher has a range of skills and experience in cultural policy analysis and research, including:
* Research: coordinating a research program; undertaking research; writing research reports; liaising with the international cultural policy research community; presenting at seminars and events; and promoting IFACCA's research.
* Editing: editing policy documents, research reports, web content and news bulletins; and providing editorial input to academic journals and academic peer reviewing.
* News and web content: editing, overseeing production and generating content for websites and news bulletins (for IFACCA and Amnesty International Australia).
* Project development and management.
* Administration and finance: overseeing accounts work, membership payments, financial reporting, budgeting, and procedures; developing and refining administrative systems; general correspondence.
Christopher undertakes contract and voluntary work, including:
* Serving on the editorial advisory board of academic journal Cultural Trends.
* Co-presenting the Cultural Policy module of the Masters of Cultural Policy course run by the Australian Institute of Music and Sydney Opera House.
* Contract editing and writing: examples can be viewed at www.artspolicies.org.
Christopher created and runs Animal Rights Hub Australasia (www.animalrightshub.org), a website that consolidates news from animal rights groups in Australia and New Zealand. In 2010 he did volunteer work for the animal proection institute Voiceless. From 2008 to February 2009 he worked voluntarily for Amnesty International Australia (www.amnesty.org.au), developing website content for activist groups in New South Wales.
Before 2001, Christopher worked for a variety of policy agencies in Australasia, including the New Zealand Ministry of Cultural Affairs, Creative New Zealand, the Australia Council and the National Centre for Culture and Recreation Statistics of the Australian Bureau of Statistics. He has had independent research work published in the International Journal of Cultural Policy, Cultural Trends, Media International Australia, the Journal of Arts Management, Law and Society, and the Australian Bulletin of Labour. Chris's main research interests in cultural policy are: the meaning and analysis of creativity; cultural advocacy; culture and economics; and cultural statistics, but his real passion is writing songs and playing music.
2008 - 2010 Research Analyst - Australia Council for the Arts (Australia) -
2001 - 2008 Research Analyst - International Federation of Arts Councils and Culture Agencies (IFACCA) (Australia) -
1996 - 2001 Contract researcher - Various (New Zealand and Australia) - Contracts for: National Centre for Culture and Recreation Statistics, Australian Bureau of Statistics; Australia Council for the Arts; Creative New Zealand; NZ Ministry of Cultural Affairs
1992 - 1994 Policy Analyst - Ministry of Cultural Affairs (New Zealand) -
1991 - 1993 Departmental Tutor - University of St Andrews (Scotland) -
1989 - 1990 Investigating Officer - Arts&Cultural Heritage Division, Dept of Internal Affairs (New Zealand) -
Spellerberg, Paterson, Madden (1995) New Zealand Cultural Statistics, Wellington, Statistics New Zealand and Ministry of Cultural Affairs, ISSN/ISBN:0-478-04434-8
Spellerberg and Madden (1995) New Zealand Framework for Cultural Statistics Te Anga Tatauranga Tikanga-a-iwi o Aotearoa, Wellington, Statistics New Zealand and Ministry of Cultural Affairs, ISSN/ISBN:0-478-04422-4
Madden, C (2008) 'Monolithic Cultural Policy', IN: Oakley and Anderson, eds., Making meaning, making money: Directions for the arts and cultural industries in the creative age, Cambridge Scholars Press, UK ,
Madden, C (2005) 'International networks and arts policy research', IN: International Journal of Cultural Policy 11(2) 129-143,
Madden, C (3/2006) Independence of Government Arts Funding: How much influence do governments have over arts funding and how much influence should they have?, Discussion paper for IFACCA members only, IFACCA
Madden, C (9/2001) An Information Model for Culture and Leisure: Initial Papers, Unpublished internal document, Australian Bureau of Statistics