It's culture, stupid


The arts in Australia, according to many closely involved in the sector, are too often marginalised and undervalued. So did the long awaited National Cultural Policy; the document that lays out the framework for the Australian Government support for the arts, culture and creativity over the next 10 years address these concerns?

Leigh Tabrett and a panel of senior arts administrators assess and evaluate current approaches to public policy and the arts. Is the current system working and does the National Cultural Policy mark on step forward?

Highlights of It’s culture, stupid- a critical conversation on the state of arts funding in Australia presented by the Footscray Community Arts Centre and Currency House, 14th March 2013.


Leigh Tabrett
Former head of Arts Queensland and author of It’s culture stupid: reflections of an arts bureaucrat (Currency House)
Penny Hutchinson
Director of Arts Victoria
Frank Panucci
Director of Community Partnerships, Australia Council
Jade Lillie
CEO of the Footscray Community Arts Centre

Further Information

It's Culture, stupid - platform paper 34 Currency House
Watch a video of the discussion in full


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