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CA’s Senate Enquiry Submission

Creating Australia has lodged its Senate Enquiry Submission this morning – you can read the submission here.  Don’t forget to lodge yours by close of business today! Thank you to all practitioners in the CACD sector who undertook our CACD sector survey, your responses were crucial in the development of the submission.  If you would… Read more »

#freethearts Sydney Sector Meeting Followup

The Sydney #freethearts sector meeting ion 2 July called for increased and secure funding for the arts sector and a national cultural policy framework.  The meeting was an opportunity for the whole arts sector to come together and discuss the impact of the recent funding changes on the arts ecology. Read the meeting notes and… Read more »

National Arts Sector Meeting

#FREETHEARTS Our Future In Our Hands – National Arts Sector Meeting – Thurs 2 July, 5.30-8.00pm – Australian Theatre for Young People, Pier 4/5, Hickson Rd, Sydney An arts sector meeting has been scheduled to discuss: advocacy – bringing the whole sector together with one voice money – creative solutions to chronic underfunding policy –… Read more »

National Art Gathering Calls For Immediate Halt To NPEA

On Thursday 18 June representatives from across the arts and cultural sector gathered in Parliament House, Canberra to communicate their concerns about the new National Programme for Excellence in the Arts (NPEA). Delegates presented five key statements: 1. Arts funding arrangements should be decided on within the context of evidence based policy, devised through broad… Read more »

ArtsPeak calls for Senate Inquiry

Creating Australia and fellow members of ArtsPeak (the confederation of national peak arts organisations) are calling for a Senate Inquiry into the recent federal Budget announcement that $104.8m over 4 years will be stripped from the appropriation of the Australia Council for the Arts to establish a National Programme for Excellence in the Arts (NPEA) under the control of… Read more »


Creating Australia, the national body for community arts and cultural development, is concerned that further changes to the Australia Council for the Arts will impact on the development and nurturing of our artists and arts companies and on the rural and regional communities with whom they work addressing some of society’s so-called wicked problems. Sue-Anne… Read more »

Kirk Robson Award – Alyson Evans

Theatre Artist Alyson Evans shared the 2015 Australia Council for the Arts Kirk Robson Award with Alysha Herrmann. Alyson became involved in Community Arts shortly after graduating in her home country of Wales with a BA (Hons) in theatre studies in 2006. Since then she has worked worldwide delivering theatre projects in schools, prisons, community hubs… Read more »

Kirk Robinson Award – Alysha Herrmann

  The Australian Council’s Kirk Robson award recognises young Australian CACD artists and art workers whose work is based on the values of inclusiveness, consensus, self-determination, reconciliation and social justice. Alysha Herrmann was one of the two recipients of the 2015 Kirk Robson. She has been noticed for her use of performances to inspire individuals and communities… Read more »