Enhance Creativity in Australia

The National Cultural Policy

Posted on: October 17, 2012

The National Cultural Policy was due for release at about the time of last May’s federal budget, but Simon Crean, Arts Minister has said he is waiting to secure funds, a spokesman for Mr Crean says he remains committed to launching it by the end of the year.

The Australian Major Performing Arts Group will seek assurance that the delayed National Cultural Policy at least will maintain funding in real terms, as the government attempts to pull back $2 billion in grants.

Harold Mitchell, chairman of the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra and Art Exhibitions Australia says budgest are always under pressure but the government should not shy from its commitment to the arts.

“Government should remain supportive of the arts because it is so important, and (funding) is not at a very high level anyway, compared to many other things we do”

Goals of the National Cultural Policy are:




Matthew Westwood, Call for funds for cultural policy

National Cultural Policy Discussion Paper



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