Labor on the arts

johnboy 19 September 2012

joy burch

Joy Burch has announced Labors plans for arts with an effort to kill poetry slams by bringing them within the dead embrace of government:

if re-elected ACT Labor will provide $5.83 million over four years to deliver nation-leading arts facilities for the future, protect and celebrate our finest cultural assets and better engage our young people in the arts.

ACT Labor will:

— Deliver $4 million over four years to develop the Kingston arts precinct and Ainslie Arts Centre

— Invest $1 million over two years to upgrade to the Gorman House Arts Centre

— Provide $750,000 for a feasibility, site selection and design study into building a new theatre

— Make poetry more accessible to young Canberrans with $10,000 Poetry Slam competitions in the north and south

— Bring back the Fringe Festival to Canberra’s CBD from next year

[Picture courtesy of Joy Burch’s office]

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