23 April 2015

Have your say on the ACT Arts Policy Framework

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Minister for the Arts Joy Burch has called on Canberra’s arts community to register for tomorrow’s public forum on the review of the ACT Arts Policy Framework.

Minister Burch’s office has released the following information:

“artsACT is looking for feedback from the community on the current ACT Arts Policy Framework, and the forum on Thursday provides those with an interest in the arts and our arts sector to provide their feedback and contribute to discussion,” Ms Burch said.

“Anyone who would like to attend the forum is encouraged to register their interest quickly to make sure they don’t miss out on the opportunity to provide their thoughts and feedback on the current Framework, including how it can remain meaningful as the local arts sector moves forward.”

The current Framework was released in 2012 and reflects the ACT Government’s continuing commitment to support and strengthen the local arts sector and, through it, the wider community. A reference group was appointed in January to oversee the review process and guide consultation.

“We have all sorts of innovative organisations and artists in Canberra and refreshing the Framework is vital to ensuring it remains relevant to the local arts community,” Ms Burch said.

“So far we have received valuable input and advice from the reference group, and I look forward to more robust discussion at Thursday’s forum.

“I’d also like to remind the community time is running out to complete the online survey or make a written submission to the review. Those unable to attend on Thursday will still be able to provide feedback on the Framework to artsACT directly through these channels.”

The forum will be held at The Street Theatre rehearsal room, corner of Childers Street and University Avenue, Civic from 12 noon to 1:30pm on Thursday 23 April 2015. Please RSVP to artsACT@act.gov.au or phone 6207 2384.

Find out more about the consultation process by visiting the artsACT website www.arts.act.gov.au. Consultation closes at 5pm on Monday 27 April 2015. The revised ACT Arts Policy Framework is expected to be released in June 2015.

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