TITAN
MEDIA, JOBS & RESOURCES for the COMMON GOOD
NEWS  | 

Arts Peak Bodies Say “Yes” to Myer Report


Monday, 7th October 2002 at 1:10 pm
Staff Reporter
Representatives of 25 visual arts and craft Sector peak bodies say they are unanimous in their call for Federal and State Governments to implement all 20 recommendations in the recent Myer Inquiry Report.

Monday, 7th October 2002
at 1:10 pm
Staff Reporter


0 Comments


FREE SOCIAL
SECTOR NEWS

 Print
Arts Peak Bodies Say “Yes” to Myer Report
Monday, 7th October 2002 at 1:10 pm

Representatives of 25 visual arts and craft Sector peak bodies say they are unanimous in their call for Federal and State Governments to implement all 20 recommendations in the recent Myer Inquiry Report.

The clear message from the National Visual Arts and Craft Network (NVACN) following their summit meeting in Sydney last week was ‘please do it all, and do it now!’

As Pro Bono Australia reported in September, the Report of the Contemporary Visual Arts and Craft Inquiry by Inquiry Chairman Rupert Myer has recommended more effective resourcing for the sector through philanthropic incentives and government funding.

The Report has been described as an historic landmark for contemporary arts practice that provides the first comprehensive mapping and examination of the contemporary arts and crafts sector in Australia.

The report makes 20 recommendations, proposing initiatives in the areas of:
 achieving stronger recognition and support for individual artists;
 strengthening the infrastructure for the sector;
 expanding the market for contemporary visual arts and craft; and
 resourcing the sector more effectively, including through philanthropic incentives.

The Report proposes a $15 million increase in annual funding from Federal and State Governments and a number of finely honed changes to policy and legislation the working environment and rights of Australia’s visual artists and craft practitioners.

Tamara Winikoff, the Executive Director of the National Association for the Visual Arts (NAVA) says the recommendations are the first time in a generation that there has been any significant shift in thinking about what is needed to capitalise on the obvious potential of Australia’s -visual and craft artists.

Winikoff says they are some of the best educated but worst paid contributors to the national economy with recent estimates showing that they value add $160 million to Australia’s GDP.

Chair of the meeting, Michael Keighery says the Sector has been increasingly anxious about its sustainability. Artists and craft practitioners are the lifeblood of our visual culture, but financial support has been steadily dwindling. Yet their influence has never been more important- in film and other media, international relations, the urban environment, advertising – all draw from the innovative vision of artists.

Sean Kelly (Director of CAST Tasmania) Chair of Contemporary Art Organisations (CAOS).says the Sector wants to see this commitment made in government budgets from 2003 onwards, and ask that urgent meetings be held between Federal and State ministers to reach agreement.

NVACN members include:
Artists Foundation of WA, Arnhem and Northern Kimberly Aboriginal Artists Association, Artworkers Alliance (Qld), Association of Western Australian Art Galleries, Australian Art Magazines, Australian Commercial Galleries Association, Australian Council of University Art and Design Schools. Australian Photography sector, Australian Regional Galleries, Biennale of Sydney, B & W Artists, Craft Australia, Craft Organisation Australia, contemporary Art Organisations, Council of Australia Art Museum Directors, Indigenous Art Trade Associated ANAT, Desart, Media Entertainment Art Alliance, Museums Australia, National Exhibitions Touring service, National Association for the Visual Arts (NAVA), National Indigenous Art Advocacy Association, Print Council of Australia, VISCOPY.




Got a story to share?

Got a news tip or article idea for Pro Bono News? Or perhaps you would like to write an article and join a growing community of sector leaders sharing their thoughts and analysis with Pro Bono News readers?

Get in touch at news@probonoaustralia.com.au

Tags : Arts,

 Print

Get more stories like this

FREE SOCIAL
SECTOR NEWS

Write a Reply or Comment

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *



YOU MAY ALSO LIKE

A Community Grants Strategy Explained

Paul Carter

Wednesday, 18th July 2018 at 12:10 pm

Social Impact in Arts: Measuring the Immeasurable

Elise Harper

Tuesday, 11th April 2017 at 8:24 am

Govt Provides $1M in Catalyst Arts Funding

Lina Caneva

Tuesday, 26th April 2016 at 11:04 am

Arts Philanthropy Award Winners Announced

Lina Caneva

Tuesday, 22nd March 2016 at 10:27 am

POPULAR

Psychosocial Disability Stream Added to NDIS

Maggie Coggan

Wednesday, 10th October 2018 at 5:07 pm

Making Tourism More Inclusive For All

Luke Michael

Monday, 8th October 2018 at 5:24 pm

Caution Needed Over Autism Diagnosis Guidelines

Maggie Coggan

Wednesday, 17th October 2018 at 5:25 pm

Resilient Families Becomes First SBB to Mature in Australia

Luke Michael

Wednesday, 10th October 2018 at 4:57 pm

TITAN
pba inverse logo
Subscribe Twitter Facebook

Get the social sector's most essential news coverage. Delivered free to your inbox every Tuesday and Thursday morning.

You have Successfully Subscribed!