Greens on the arts

johnboy 19 September 2012

Not to be left behind in today’s arts jamboree the Greens have announced their plan:

The Greens will commit $1 million over 4 years to the provision of communications and marketing services to the Canberra Arts community including:

— an arts portal that will provide a one-stop-shop for arts information in and around Canberra. Artists and arts organisations will be better able to connect and collaborate, as well as advertise and market themselves within Canberra and beyond.
— a regularly updated and comprehensive ‘Arts Diary’ will allow the public to stay abreast of what’s on and help the arts community to avoid clashes when scheduling their own events.
— a comprehensive list of arts venues and services for hire around Canberra including the opt-in listing of government, community and commercial venues available for hire, including their rates, contact details and availability.

The Greens Arts policy also includes:

— investigating extending the Government’s casual public liability insurance scheme to other suitable venues on a cost recovery basis;
— $200,000 to fund extra grants for local artists to design and fabricate a series of creative bike racks for installation around the city.

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