Archive | May, 2013

A letter to the Australia Council about Writing Australia

10 May

29 April 2013 Libbie Christie Acting Chief Executive Officer Australia Council for the Arts PO Box 788 Strawberry Hills NSW 2012 cc: ACT Minister for the Arts, ACT Cultural Council, artsACT Dear Ms Christie, WRITING AUSTRALIA I am writing to express the Childers Group’s concern at what we understand to be the Australia Council for […]

Arts advocacy in the era of the barbecue stopper

2 May

We all do it: watch the television or listen to the radio or scroll through our Facebook and Twitter feeds waiting for news of a politician who has spoken in an informed, energised and convincing manner about the value of the arts to Australian society.  Of course, it does happen – for example, in April […]