Launch of Creative Australia heralds new opportunities

The official launch of Creative Australia raises the curtain on new opportunities for Australia’s world-class live arts and entertainment industry through stronger connections between private and public investment in arts and culture.

Live Performance Australia has long advocated for a government agency that can build closer relationships and engagement across the breadth of organisations, companies and businesses of all scales and sizes that make up our live arts and entertainment industry.

LPA Chief Executive, Evelyn Richardson, said Creative Australia would help bring a greater focus to strategic policy and investment to support our cultural and creative sectors.

‘We congratulate Minister Tony Burke and the Government on the implementation of one of the key directions set out in the national cultural policy Revive which was launched at the start of the year.

‘We look forward to working with the new Board of Creative Australia and its team in supporting the rebuild and growth of our live arts and entertainment industry following the devastation of COVID,’ Ms Richardson said.

‘Pleasingly, Creative Australia comes to life with the restoration of funding that was lost under the previous government’s budget cuts in 2014, as well as new initiatives such as Music Australia and Creative Workplaces.

‘To fully realise its ambition and promise, it will be important that current and future governments are committed to greater investment in our cultural and creative industries through Creative Australia,’ Ms Richardson said.

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