[First filed: Aug 3, 2010 @ 11:09]
It’s a whopper at 189 pages and lacks bullet points to simply summarise, even the Executive Summary and Recommendations sections run to many pages.
The report recommends major restructuring of that way arts works in the ACT, so anyone with an interest is advised to get their heads around it and comment.
Submissions close 29 October 2010. Details are available online.
UPDATE:The Canberra Times has had a chance to dig through the detail and summarises thusly:
The Cultural Facilities Corporation would be dismantled, the Canberra Theatre Centre would operate as an independent entity and the shrinking Multicultural Festival would be restored as a professionally curated event.
These are among 114 recommendations made in the Loxton Arts Report issued for public comment yesterday.
The review by Sydney consulting company Peter Loxton and Associates, which was commissioned in September last year, also calls on the ACT Government to provide ”clear policy direction on the arts” and recommends cutting red tape and streamlining funding processes.
It suggests that despite some public concerns the Public Art Program be continued with a ”clearer policy on selection and placement”.
CFC Chair Don Aitkin has described the report as “disappointing”.