Journal article

Sustaining artistic practices post George Brandis's controversial Australia Council arts funding changes: cultural policy and visual artists' careers in Australia

Emily Gilfillan, Guy Morrow

INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF CULTURAL POLICY | ROUTLEDGE JOURNALS, TAYLOR & FRANCIS LTD | Published : 2018

Abstract

This article analyses how public funding enables artistic practices from the perspectives of both national cultural policy decision makers, and our three interviewed subjects in the visual arts. Funding from the Australia Council for the Arts is examined in terms of the extent to which it is perceived to dis/enable ongoing artistic practice. This examination is timely given Australia’s former Minister for the Arts George Brandis’s 2015 shock annexation of Australia Council funding: $104.7 million was originally to be transferred from the Australia Council to the newly established National Programme for Excellence in the Arts (NPEA). This body represented a move away from the ‘arms-length..

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University of Melbourne Researchers