Australia’s new national cultural policy does not include major arts institutions

The Australian government is launching a new National Cultural Policy to bring direction and vision to the arts, entertainment and culture sector after the arts and creative sector has been hit hard by the COVID-19 pandemic lockdown.

After months of consultation, the federal government will announce the policy on 30 January in Melbourne, building on the arts policy of the previous administrations of Keating and Gillard.

But Arts Minister Tony Burke said at the Woodford Folk Festival on December 30 that major art collecting institutions and museums, including the National Museum of Australia, the National Gallery and Archives and Trove, would not be included in the policy. Stated.

Instead, the government will wait until the next federal budget to fix the “systematic underfunding” of collection agencies.

“Art is central to our culture. And through art, we build our identity as a nation and as people. Art contains, nurtures, and indeed protects our sense of self.” and Albanian Said at the Woodford Folk Festival.

The policy aims to put ‘Indigenous Peoples’ first, to reflect the diversity of all Australians, to support artists, to provide support to sustain arts and culture, and to ensure that stories are shared nationally and internationally. It builds on five pillars, including reaching your audience.

“The arts, entertainment and cultural sectors are important to us Australians and play a key role in our economy,” Burke said. statement.

“The new National Cultural Policy is the foundation for a better future for Australian artists.”

“Together, we can bring new direction and vision to the key sectors that enrich Australian lives,” Burke said. Said.

The plan comes under pressure from independent legislators like Dr. Sophie Scamps, who have chosen to run on the platform to support the arts and culture sector.

7 points for Scamps schedule Aims to revitalize the arts sector, celebrate and protect Australia’s unique Indigenous heritage and culture, develop a national strategy for arts and culture, and promote arts education in schools, TAFEs and across the higher education sector. and seeks to expand employment through the country’s arts and culture. creative industry.

The economic contribution of the arts is significant, with the arts and entertainment sector contributing $14.7 billion annually in value added (GDP),” said Scamps.

“As Australia emerges and rebuilds after the pandemic, we need to invest in arts and culture to build confidence and resilience and reinvigorate pride in our cultural identity.
Activation and innovative problem-solving are essential in fostering a more sustainable and compassionate way of life. “

Australian TV and film content quotas

Mr Burke also suggested that the federal government was considering addressing systemic problems in the domestic television and film industry. We are in a structurally unfavorable situation.”

“The only way to solve that disadvantage is to use Australian content quotas,” he said.

Streaming services like Netflix and Stan have Australian content, but they don’t have quotas like Foxtel and free TV channels.

Comments by Burke come after Screen Producers Australia (SPA) suggested in a submission (pdf) streaming services have told the government that they must invest 20% of their locally sourced revenues in commissioning new Australian content.

Under the current Broadcast Services Act 1992 (BSA) ruleall commercial television services must broadcast 55% of Australian content on primary channels from 6am to midnight and 1,460 hours of Australian content on non-primary channels from 6am to midnight.

Burke also vowed to treat “artists as workers”, said the law needed to be kept up to date to ensure fair compensation for authors, and said that when books were borrowed from libraries emphasized the contrast with the existing established royalty rights for authors of For e-books, authors of the same work are not covered.

Art Budget Prior to Policy

Ahead of the announcement of the National Cultural Policy, the Albanian government has launched immediate support measures for Australia’s arts and culture sector.

in the media statement At the Albanian government’s 2022-2023 government budget night, he noted that the federal government supports creative talent. This includes giving his $5 million (US$3.4 million) to the National Aboriginal and Islander Skills Development Association (NAISDA) dance college to help them. Continue to provide youth training in traditional and contemporary Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander dances.

There will also be $5 million for the National Institute of Dramatic Arts and $2.4 million for the expansion of the Bundanong Art Museum.

The government will also invest in the arts and culture sector by providing the National Aboriginal Art Gallery with $80 million to establish a facility showcasing Australia’s most important Indigenous artists.

The Perth Aboriginal Cultural Center will receive $50 million in support to develop an institution that showcases Western Australia’s First Nations history and culture.

Tasmania’s Burnie Cultural District will also receive $13 million in government support for local arts and cultural institutions.

The National Art Bank Program supports Australian artists through the acquisition of works and makes them available through art leasing schemes, thereby promoting the value of contemporary Australian art to a wider audience.

Artbank is part of the Australian Government Arts Department and has supported the creative arts industry since 1980.

This program is also highlighted in the Artbank Collection Plan 2021-2023 (pdf) is intended for non-Indigenous Western Australian artists, non-Indigenous South Australian artists, Queensland artists, Far North Queensland artists, South East First Nations artists such as NSW, VIC and TAS. identified regional diversity gaps that

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