Live Performance Australia welcomes the NSW Government’s commitment to develop the first arts, culture and creative industries policy for the state.
The Arts Minister, John Graham, has released a discussion paper to kick off the consultation process which continues until 31 August which includes a series of in-person and online discussions including almost a dozen town hall meetings around the state.
The discussion paper outlines three considerations for response:
- A new look at people: how can we create better, more inclusive, support and pathways for practitioners in the arts, culture and creative industries?
- A new look at infrastructure: how can we create and improve sustainable access to spaces, programs and other support for all aspects of artistic and cultural activity
- A new look at audiences: how can we grow local, national and international audiences for cultural experiences, for the benefit of our community and the broader economy?
Minister Graham said: “The principal priority will be to deliver a strategy that aims to grow the arts and creative industries sector in NSW.
“Our arts and cultural sector is still reeling from the most disruptive period in modern times. Having survived a decade of lockouts and lockdowns, the industry is now beset by serious economic headwinds.
“A vision to grow the arts sector in NSW and propel us forward must account for these impacts and include effective strategies to address them.”
More information on how to participate in the consultation including the town halls and a copy of the discussion paper is available here.
In the lead-up to the NSW state election in March, LPA published its priorities for the live arts and entertainment industry.