Our 2018 Year and into 2019

25 Mar

The Childers Group had a very busy 2018 carrying on it’s advocacy work on behalf of the arts and artists in the ACT and Region. During 2018 we continued with our lobbying of ACT Legislative Assembly Members and our Federal Parliamentary Representatives. We also met with the Arts Minister, Mr Gordon Ramsay during the year. […]

Childers Group Budget Submission 2019-2020

5 Nov

The Childers Group 2019 – 2020 Budget Submission For seven years the Childers Group has been contributing to the development of the ACT budget through ACT Treasury’s budget consultation process. The Childers Group welcomes the opportunity to provide input into the 2019-20 ACT Government Budget development process. The Childers Group is an independent arts forum […]

Advocacy : Arts Questions on Notice from ACT Assembly

6 Jun

Arts—policy (Question No 781)   Copyright : ACT Legislative Assembly website : http://www.hansard.act.gov.au/hansard/2017/week14/5509.htm https://www.parliament.act.gov.au/functions/copyright Mrs Dunne asked the Minister for the Arts and Community Events, upon notice, on 27 October 2017: (1) In relation to the answer to question on notice No E17-261, given the 2015 16 artsACT Strategic Plan expired more than one year […]

What’s in it for Arts?

26 May

An artist’s guide to the ACT Budget – by Jack Lloyd Download this article in Word format The ACT Budget will be unveiled on Tuesday, 5 June 2018, and each year the Budget has a real impact on the level of arts activity, services and opportunities in the ACT. Inspired by Ben Eltham’s Handy Guide […]

Childers Group submission into the National Inquiry into Canberra’s National Cultural Institutions

15 May

8 May 2018 Committee Secretary Joint Standing Committee on the National Capital and External Territories PO Box 6021 Parliament House Canberra ACT 2600 Phone: +61 2 6277 4355 Fax: +61 2 6277 4863 jscncet@aph.gov.au   National Inquiry into Canberra’s National Cultural Institutions Childers Group Submission Introduction The Australian Government’s major cultural institutions have clearly defined […]

ACT Arts Minister Gordon Ramsay’s speech at the ARTS VALUE FORUM

23 Aug

Thank you to the 100+ participants at last month’s Arts Value Forum which Childers Group presented in partnership with the Cultural Facilities Corporation. There were some fantastic presentations, conversations and connections made.. We will be posting material from the Forum as it comes to hand. ACT Arts Minister Gordon Ramsay’s speech at the ARTS VALUE […]

Arts Value Forum Video Presentations

23 Aug

Thank you to the 100+ participants at last month’s Arts Value Forum which Childers Group presented in partnership with the Cultural Facilities Corporation. There were some fantastic presentations, conversations and connections made.. We will be posting material from the Forum as it comes to hand. Check out video of some of the presentations from the […]

Announcing: Arts Value Forum – July 26th 2017

15 Jun

What exactly do the arts do for us: for our society, for our economy, for our health and wellbeing, for innovation, for education, for self-expression – and for the creation of beautiful and useful things? How do we understand, express and measure the value of the arts? Leading experts and practitioners in health, economics, culture […]

ACT Budget and Election and the Arts Community takes Action!!

23 Feb

In the days before Christmas last year, the ACT Government announced the lowest level of funding for arts projects in living memory. From around $1.1M in 2005, artACT’s Project Funding category has been reduced to just $300,000 per year. After action taken by the ACT Arts Community the new Minister for the Arts, Gordon Ramsay, […]

ACT Election arts & culture policy videos online now!

6 Oct

The Childers Group coordinator, Jack Lloyd, posed 5 questions to 3 of the potential candidates for the Arts portfolio in the ACT. See their responses on our public Facebook page. It’s great to see arts and culture being thought about, discussed, passionately defended, and ideas flying about in social media and in the news. Go […]