Performing arts unified in call for new investment
AMPAG is currently working with other key peak performing arts organisations and calling for a secure future and a vibrant creative vision for Australia in the lead up to the 2019 Federal Election and beyond.
The performing arts is a collective artistic pursuit relying on a rich creative ecology, arts administrative acumen and the collective support of audiences, government and philanthropists. This unity of purpose also extends to the alliance of peak performing arts organisations.
Together they are calling for all sides of politics:
To support the development of a National Indigenous Arts and Cultural Authority (NIACA)
To restore the Australia Council funding to 2014/15 level and secure additional committed government support to rebuild stability of the Arts sector through investment in grants, national touring, strategic initiatives and a new fund to support the development of new major Australian works.
Advance the interconnections between the arts and other portfolios for better public policy outcomes including:
Arts in Education (STEAM)
Arts & Health
Regional resilience and development
Arts and Cultural Tourism
Federal/State/Local Government Compact
Creative industries and economic development
The organisations that we are working include:
Australian Major Performing Arts Group (AMPAG) Ausdance National BlakDance Live Performance Australia Music Australia Performing Arts Connections Australia Regional Arts Australia Symphony Services Australia Theatre Network Australia