It’s a big week for the arts: today in Bendigo, Artlands begins to set the national agenda, following Monday’s election debate in Melbourne where the three major parties were asked to offer their vision for Victoria’s creative future.
Meanwhile we’re having heated arts debates at the federal level – but for all the wrong reasons: the NSW Premier and the Prime Minister have decided that the Sydney Opera House is a giant billboard available to the highest bidder, in scenes that will be all too familiar to Melburnians following the sale of FedSq’s cultural value to Apple.
So what are the big issues? And what’s the creative vision for the state of the arts?
IMAGE: Photograph of Minister for Creative Industries Martin Foley by Esther Anatolitis, speaking at the Victorian Arts Election Forum, 8 October 2018