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.