"The federal government’s 48-year-old arts funding and advisory body will get a
$200m funding boost and a new name in the Labor government’s overhaul of
Australia’s arts and culture sectors.
The Australia Council for the Arts will be rebranded Creative Australia and
will take two-thirds of almost $300m that the Albanese government is promising
to inject back into arts, entertainment and culture over the next four years.
It follows more than a decade of stagnant and, in many cases, significantly
declining recurrent funding – notwithstanding the $200m Rise program that the
Morrison government committed to avert total industry collapse during Covid-19.
The new National Cultural Policy, which will be called Revive and is due to be
officially launched on Monday, was promised by the now arts minister, Tony
Burke, ahead of the federal election last May, though without any pre-election
details or dollar figures.
The policy will establish two new entities to cover music and literature, two
areas perceived to have been disproportionately neglected under the previous
government. It will also feature measures to place First Nations work and
artists at the forefront."
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