TNA, along with an alliance of performing arts peak organisations, has been working on a grass-roots campaign of meetings with Members of Parliament and Candidates, as we head to the election in May. We believe an industry roadmap should bring together the following priorities:
- Establish a National Indigenous Arts and Cultural Authority to provide leadership and representation for traditional knowledge and cultural expression and in recognition of the important links between art and culture and Closing the Gap outcomes.
- Support innovation through strategic seed investment in new ambitious works generating jobs growth and career development for leading creatives, new IP and extending creative skills.
- Position more multi-year funded companies for growth to deliver a stronger and more diverse performing arts sector.
- Increase Australia Council project funding to support individual artist and reduce the level of unfunded excellence.
- Increase investment in regional performing arts engagement and touring.
- Remove the efficiency dividend on government arts and culture organisations, including the Australia Council, which has had a perverse impact on funds available for investment in arts and culture.
We have prepared some evidence about the impact of the Performing Arts in Australia. Read it here: Performing Arts Fact Sheet. AMPAG, Ausdance, BlakDance, Live Performance Australia, Music Australia, Performing Arts Connections Australia, Symphony Services Australia, Regional Arts Australia, Theatre Network Australia.