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18 August 2011

Cultural policy discussion paper available for comment

Cultural policy discussion paper available for comment

Members of the arts and cultural community, as well as the population at large, are invited to comment on a cultural policy discussion paper made available by the Office for the Arts. The aim is to develop a new National Cultural Policy for Australia. According to the Minister for the Arts, Simon Crean, this is 'an important opportunity to examine how the Australian Government should support arts and culture in the 21st century, and to consider significant changes to the way we work, enjoy and participate in Australia's arts and cultural life'.

The National Cultural Policy discussion paper - a brief document with some background data and a small number of general questions and goals for discussion - is available for comment on http://culture.arts.gov.au/discussion-paper. The paper is intended to generate conversation and debate about what a National Cultural Policy should be about.

Submissions can be made on the website until 21 October.

Further links

'Cultural policy review' - The Sydney Morning Herald 12 August 2011
'A political arts discussion with broad strokes' - crikey.com 12 August 2011 (interview with Simon Crean)

The Australian Music Centre connects people around the world to Australian composers and sound artists. By facilitating the performance, awareness and appreciation of music by these creative artists, it aims to increase their profile and the sustainability of their art form. Established in 1974, the AMC is now the leading provider of information, resources, materials and products relating to Australian new music.


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