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A framework for Arts Policy

By johnboy - 18 July 2012 9

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Talking about arts policy is much easier than making art, and considerably more lucrative. Overnight Joy Burch has released an ACT Arts Policy Framework.

Ms Burch said the ACT Arts Policy Framework provides a renewed focus for Government support for the arts in coming years, including strengthening whole-of-Government strategies to promote the local arts sector.

“We received many submissions from the arts community, and one of the messages was that we need to better harness opportunities such as Enlighten and National Gallery of Australia blockbuster exhibitions to promote our wonderful local arts scene,” Ms Burch said.

One can’t help but wonder what the local visual arts scene would have been like if the public art budget had been spent at home.

Similarly I’d rather see a thriving set of local performance venues (pubs with entertainment) enabled by planning laws, than a public service branch re-arranging bullet points on the subject.

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9 Responses to
A framework for Arts Policy
I-filed 7:56 pm 18 Jul 12

Uncharacteristically, Owen Campbell licks a stilett somewhere in there …

I-filed 7:49 pm 18 Jul 12

Well, well, well. Once again, shame on Joy Burch, for putting out a non-tagged, speech-reader-unfriendly document despite making a big show of participating in “National Arts and Disability Strategy” discussions. Simply a disgrace.

VYBerlinaV8_is_back 12:18 pm 18 Jul 12

davo101 said :

VYBerlinaV8_is_back said :

I reckon the ACT govt spends too much on both art and sport.

And others think they spend too little. Funny how democracy works isn’t it?

Indeed. And actually quite healthy, I would say.

davo101 11:54 am 18 Jul 12

VYBerlinaV8_is_back said :

I reckon the ACT govt spends too much on both art and sport.

And others think they spend too little. Funny how democracy works isn’t it?

VYBerlinaV8_is_back 11:50 am 18 Jul 12

I reckon the ACT govt spends too much on both art and sport.

davo101 10:25 am 18 Jul 12

qedbynature said :

If the ACT Government spent as much on art as it does on sport…

Maybe the ACT doesn’t spend any money on “sport” it’s actually sponsoring outdoor performance art festivals? Just don’t tell all those people trooping out to Bruce that they’re helping create a kinetic, tangible representation of man’s eternal struggle with himself through the dialectical method, they may be less interested in going.

trevar 10:11 am 18 Jul 12

qedbynature said :

If the ACT Government spent as much on art as it does on sport…

If the ACT Government spent as much on art as it does on talking about art…

qedbynature 10:08 am 18 Jul 12

If the ACT Government spent as much on art as it does on sport…

davo101 9:57 am 18 Jul 12

Talking about arts policy is much easier than making art.

Doesn’t seem to be the consensus over in this thread.

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