The arts sector is not alone in being overlooked by the incoming federal government: they’re not greeting any of the critical industries with a responsible approach to policy.
Yet the impact on artistic practice of such neglect is significant.
And that’s not just the impact of not having a cultural policy. It’s the impact of not having any responsible approach to critical policy priorities that’s causing widespread concern for artists all over Australia.
Artists are questioning the value and the future of their practice in an Australia with no response to First Nations voice, culture and disadvantage, to the climate emergency, gender equity, violence against women, public health and education, asylum seekers, public broadcasting, public integrity, wages and fair pay…