Arts face growing uncertainty despite momentous year

2017 is set to be a momentous year for the arts in Australia. On 1 November we commemorate 50 years since Harold Holt announced the creation of an independent body to champion ‘the free play of our cultural interests and enthusiasms at all levels’. Yet today’s Australia Council faces an uncertain future, and the free play of our cultural interests is jeopardised by that uncertainty…

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IMAGE: Patricia Karvelas introduces (L-R) Arts Minister Mitch Fifield, (former) Greens Arts Spokesperson Adam Bandt, and (former) Shadow Arts Minister Mark Dreyfus, at the 2016 National Arts Election Debate. Photo by Esther Anatolitis.