Have your say on the National Cultural Policy

AMIN is urging all artists and industry to have their say on the future of arts policy in this country but getting involved in public consultation process around the newly announced National Cultural Policy.

In announcing the call for public submissions to the process, Federal Arts Minister Simon Crean explained the National Cultural Policy will be the first of its type in nearly 20 years.

“This is an important opportunity to examine how the Australian Government should support arts and culture in the 21st century, and to consider significant changes to the way we work, enjoy and participate in Australia’s arts and cultural life,” Mr Crean said.

“Australia’s arts and creative industries have built a global reputation for innovation, talent and energy, and 90 per cent of Australians participate in the arts.

Artists in theatre, music, literature, dance, screen, painting and craft have stirred discussion about Australia’s national identity, and arts and cultural activity have provided crucial pathways for self-expression, community engagement and celebration.”

A discussion paper has been released which you can read here.

But you best be quick with public submissions closing midnight on October 21.