Late last week Mr Stanhope announced that he’s getting the former Head of ABC Radio, Peter Loxton, to review arts funding in the ACT.
- The reviewwill include research into best-practice arts policy from around Australia and overseas, as well as working with the local ACT arts community to review the current policy and its implementation to date.
Mr Stanhope said that the review will be both practical and strategicin nature andwill include consideration of all public sector support for the arts.
“A number of different consultation mechanismswith both key stakeholders and the broader community will be used throughout the process, and anew arts strategywill subsequently be released in 2010. The review and its findings will continue to reflect the ACT Government’s commitment to and investment in the arts in Canberra,” Mr Stanhope said.
Further information and details of how you can get involved are available at http://www.arts.act.gov.au.
There are some sacred cows out there mildly concerned one would imagine.