AAR Background Media Kit October 2019About Australian Arts Review:
Australian Arts Review (AAR) features the best of Australia’s performing and visual arts sector. Free to access and only featuring professional and independent artistic practice, the website provides up-to-date and relevant editorial content (including reviews and opinion pieces) to those within and outside the artistic sector in an easily read and accessible format.

Since its inception in May 2013, Australian Arts Review (AAR) has featured the best of cabaret, circus, comedy, dance, film, musical theatre, opera and theatre. We also take a look at the best of the festival and event sector!

In addition, AAR features the latest book and film releases and takes a look at what is currently on show at Australia’s metropolitan and regional galleries. Our ‘On the Couch’ series has become one of our most popular features, taking readers behind the scenes, looking at a diverse selection of artists from the creative sector.

Australian Arts Review is managed by Rohan Shearn – an experienced arts manager with more than 30 years in the sector. He is supported by a small team of dedicated reviewers in Adelaide, Brisbane, Canberra, Melbourne, Perth and Sydney.

As an independently run online publication, Australian Arts Review receives no government funding and relies on advertising revenue to maintain its presence in Australia’s creative sphere.

Leaderboard (728pixels x 90pixels) – our premium ad spot located at the top of the website (including the homepage) – campaigns commence for a single month – with discounts applying to campaigns of 3 months or more.

MREC – Standard Block Ad (300pixels x 250pixels) – a standard ad placement rotated through one of two positions on the right-hand-side of the website (including the homepage) – campaigns commence for a single month – with discounts applying to campaigns of 3 months or more.

Each month, Australian Arts Review reaches more than 50,000 visitors to the website – of this 68.2% are female and 31.8% are male.

Age range: 18 – 24 (17.57%); 25 – 34 (21.18%); 35 – 44 (16.24%); 45 – 54 (18.66%); 55 – 64 (14.65%), and 65+ (11.70%).

Location: Victoria (39.32%); New South Wales (28.68%); Queensland (14.56%); Western Australia (10.33%); South Australia (4.07%); Australian Capital Territory (1.70%); Tasmania (1.16%); and Northern Territory (0.18%).

The Australian Arts Review website has been optimised to be viewed on smartphones and tablets and is supported by a dedicated Facebook page with more than 7269 followers & 6677 likes – with some posts reaching in excess of 10,000 viewers per month. Statistics are as of 1 June 2024.

About Rohan Shearn:
With a background in arts administration and event management that dates more than 25 years, Rohan has had the opportunity to work on a diverse range of productions from intimate theatre through to large-scale events.

Key appointments have included General Manager for the former Riverina Theatre Company in Wagga Wagga, Northern Rivers Performing Arts (NORPA) in Lismore, Feast Festival in Adelaide and Jigsaw Theatre Company in Canberra. Additional appointments have included Presenters’ Coordinator for the Victorian Arts Council (now Regional Arts Victoria), Precinct Operations Supervisor for the 2006 Melbourne Commonwealth Games, Creative Producer for the Adelaide Queer Film Festival (2008) and Interim Company Manager for Red Stitch Actors Theatre (2012).

He completed the Associate Diploma in Small Companies and Community Theatre through Swinburne University and completed the Graduate Diploma of Management (Arts and Cultural Management) through the University of South Australia. He has previously appeared on JOY 94.9’s Sunday Arts Magazine as a guest.

For more information or to discuss how Australian Arts Review can work with you to develop a bespoke campaign, contact Rohan Shearn, Managing Editor – admin@artsreview.com.au for details.

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