Live Performance Australia (LPA) has made its submission on the Draft Guidelines for the National Program for Excellence in the Arts. The following summarises LPA’s position and recommendations.
LPA POSITION SUMMARY
LPA calls on the Federal Government as a matter of urgency to address how it is going to ensure that the operational capacity of Australia’s small-medium arts sector is supported in the short and long term. This is a primary concern not just for the small-medium sector, but the entire arts industry ecosystem.
Specifically, LPA recommends that the Australia Council be provided with additional funds to be allocated for this purpose.
Therefore, a national Creative Industries Plan should be developed that clearly states strategic priorities and measurable goals including delivering arts excellence. The framework should clearly articulate how the funding objectives of the NPEA and the Australia Council complement each other.
LPA has provided 12 specific recommendations in its submission to ensure the NPEA is an effective and beneficial arts funding stream that can fairly and successfully support Australia’s creative industries.
LPA thanks those Members that provided feedback into this submission and encourages Members to read the submission in full.
LPA offers practical information to help production companies, tours, venues and events become more energy efficient.
LPA provides Members with support in regards to the preparation of applications for the Subclass 408 Temporary Activity Visa to import overseas artists and associated personnel into Australia.