Arts, culture and creativity are integral to everyday life, especially in Canberra, a global city of design. The arts provide extensive economic, education, mental health and tourism benefits to our community – enhancing the liveability of a city and building a sense of place to attract residents and investors.
Financial viability in the arts is essential to maximise the ability of artists to develop rigorous and sustainable creative practice; yet the COVID-19 crisis hit the arts hard and many artists were excluded from income support.
What changes are needed to ensure that artists, designers and creatives can continue to live, work and make?
With thanks to Craft ACT for their invitation, I am the guest provocateur for this timely event –
IMAGE: The Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists‘ Doomsday Clock shows that we are perilously closer to midnight than ever.