Submission to the Parliamentary Inquiry into Australia's Creative and Cultural Institutions, 2020, no. 248

Rachel Fensham, Paul Rae, Jennifer Beckett

Parliament of Australia | Published : 2020


A strong Australian cultural sector requires a carefully considered and strong policy foundation in which funding does not leave whole tranches of the sector at risk of simply disappearing. The sector is not simply a series of competing organisations, but rather a rich ecosystem of cultural organisations and supporting businesses and infrastructure. Any effective response needs to be attuned to this. Our research suggests a number of important strategic challenges for the Federal Government and we make a series of recommendations that could be more fully fleshed out in a policy framework for the creative and cultural industries in Australia.