DFAT has launched the first Soft Power Review to consider ways to better leverage Australia's soft power assets and build effective partnerships to advance Australia's security and prosperity. AMPAG’s submission to the Review, summarised here, outlines the vital role that cultural diplomacy, including diplomacy through the performing arts, has in advancing Australia’s soft power.
AMPAG is concerned about the negative effects that the draft Electoral Legislation Amendment Bill and the draft Foreign Influence Transparency Scheme Bill will have on the arts, should they go ahead as they stand.
AMPAG provides evidence to support its argument that job codes for dancers, Artistic Directors, Arts Administrators and Music Directors should be moved from the short to the to the medium-to-long term skilled migrant list.
The Australia Major Performing Arts Group, AMPAG understands the purpose of the inquiry is to; ‘devise an analytical framework for assessing the scope for economic and social development in regions which share similar economic characteristics, including dependency on interrelationships between regions.’
AMPAG submits that measuring characteristics of arts and cultural making and engagement across regional communities will provide valuable insight into factors impacting communities’ social and economic resilience and adaptability.
AMPAG’s submission aims to highlight the benefits that flow from the interconnectedness of stage and screen. This relationship strengthens creative inputs – the acting, storytelling and behind-the-scenes talent that underpin both sectors.
A coordinated strategic approach that includes effective planning and resourcing is required to take full advantage of what the arts can offer in an international context, and Australia’s major performing arts companies are pleased to be able to contribute to the development of this white paper as a step towards realising this vision.
AMPAG's inquiry into matters that ensure Australia’s tertiary education system—including universities and public and private providers of vocational education and training—can meet the needs of a future labour force focused on innovation and creativity.
AMPAG is concerned that the proposed remedy to cut the rorting of government support for vocational training will have a very significant negative impact on access to quality industry focused performing arts training.
The following information is provided as an additional resource highlighting a selection of projects and programs major preforming arts companies are involved in that facilitate people with disabilities to access and or to participate in the arts.
AMPAG has provided a response to the Senate Legal and Constitutional Affairs Committee on the Impact of the 2014 and 2015 Commonwealth Budget decisions on the Arts, outlining the affect the National Program for Excellence in the Arts is likely to have on the whole sector and the major performing arts companies in particular.
AMPAG's mission is to extend and complement the learning and teaching of performing arts in all schools. By sharing the extensive skills and expertise at our disposal, we are uniquely placed to inspire and enrich the teaching and learning of the arts curriculum.
The vibrancy, professionalism and innovation displayed by Australia’s major performing arts organisations have done much to enhance Australia’s reputation in international markets and have paved the way for our cultural diplomacy.
The Regulatory impact assessment of potential duplication of governance and reporting standards for charities (RIA) addressed possible duplication of reporting for charities registered under state and territory legislation.
All of AMPAG's companies raise philanthropic funds which must be reported in the states where they are raised. Some of our ‘national’ companies raise funds in several states to support their national touring and educational activities.
We fully support the role and objectives of the Australian Charities and Not-for-profits Commission. We would especially emphasise the importance of the objective to streamline reporting among levels of government and different agencies.
AMPAG submission on ‘In Australia’ special conditions, May 2012. The draft legislation on the 'In Australia' principle has also been the subject of significant work by AMPAG. We had concerns that with the tightening up of the definitions unintended consequences may arise.
Charities are a vital part of the community’s experience, growth and inclusiveness. While the focus of many is to protect and support the vulnerable, others exist to nourish the community in other ways—through religion, through multicultural activities, and, importantly, through arts and culture.
AMPAG submission to the Review of not-for-profit governance arrangements, January 2012, in response to the government’s consultation paper, aiming to reduce red tape and simplify how NFPs are managed and administered.