Archive | March, 2012

THE NEED FOR VISION: our response to the draft ACT Arts Policy Framework

31 Mar

The recently released draft ACT Arts Policy Framework supersedes Arts Canberra: Action Statement for the Arts 2006-2008 and, we assume, related documents such as the ACT Action Statement for Public Art (May 2007). The draft document proposes four goals together with brief dot-points indicating how these goals will be achieved.  The stated goals are to: […]

It’s official: YOU ARE INVITED!

26 Mar

FORUM UPDATE: we have speakers!

23 Mar

The Childers Group is thrilled to announce the speakers for our first forum, which will be held on Wednesday April 18 2012 at the Street Theatre: Centenary of Canberra Creative Directive Robyn Archer, Opposition arts spokesperson Vicki Dunne, Greens arts spokesperson Caroline Le Couteur, urban poet Omar Musa, and the completely wonderful Yolande Norris from […]

Our first public forum is just around the corner

18 Mar

The first Childers Group forum is locked in for 5.30pm on Wednesday 18 April 2012.  The venue will be The Street Theatre, Childers Street, Canberra City.  We’re also lining up an exciting range of speakers.  And we have a theme – it includes the word ‘radical’.  More details will be announced shortly.

THE NEXT GENERATION DEPENDS ON IT: 2012-2013 ACT budget submission

10 Mar

SUPPORT FOR THE ARTS IS AN ESSENTIAL COMPONENT OF ANY GOVERNMENT BUDGET Introduction: Formed in November 2011, the Childers Group welcomes the opportunity for community input into the 2012-2013 ACT Budget development process. Comprising a group of ACT and region experienced arts leaders, the Childers Group is a new voice for the arts.  It is […]