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ACT Arts Election Forum 2020 Report

4 Oct

ACT Arts Election Forum 2020 Report On 9th September The Childers Group in partnership with the Canberra Artists Action Group (CAAG) held (via Zoom) an ACT Arts Election forum. It was a first “on-line forum” for Childers as our last election forum was held at Gorman House in 2016. How things in our sector have […]

CALL OUT TO THE ACT ARTS COMMUNITY – pre-election Arts Forum 2020 Sept 9th via Zoom

18 Aug

PRE-ELECTION ARTS FORUM 2020 The Childers Group, in conjunction with the Canberra Artists Action Group, is organising an online Arts Forum prior to the ACT Legislative Assembly election. The forum will be held on Wednesday September 9, from 12.30 to 1.30pm by Zoom. Please register (free) and send questions in advance to the Childers Group […]

Some recent National Arts Advocacy articles and information in this crisis of Covid19. NAVA, MEAA, LPA, Ausdance, ArtsHub (click to see)

29 Jun

Here’s some advocacy responses across the Arts and Entertainment Sector in response to the crisis of Covid19 that readers of the Childers Group website may find worth reading. ( Thanks to all the authors.)   ArtsHub   https://www.artshub.com.au/news-article/opinions-and-analysis/covid-19/gina-fairley/what-the-arts-sector-says-about-the-fed-governments-250m-relief-package-260620   https://www.artshub.com.au/news-article/opinions-and-analysis/grants-and-funding/esther-anatolitis/the-economic-argument-against-the-arts-is-over-the-government-lost-260419   National Association for the Visual Arts (NAVA) https://visualarts.net.au/news-opinion/2020/australias-visual-artists-craft-practitioners-and-designers-call-urgent-fair-access-covid19-support-open-letter-government/   https://visualarts.net.au/news-opinion/2020/creative-industry-stimulus-whats-missing-and-whats-urgently-needed/   https://visualarts.net.au/news-opinion/2020/if-our-government-wants-cultural-life-return-it-must-act-now-open-letter-australias-arts-industry/   https://visualarts.net.au/news-opinion/2020/artists-unite-demand-government-act-now/ […]

COVID-19 and the Arts Sector

28 Mar

(Apologies for the length of this post) Hi everyone. I hope you are all okay in this crisis time for the Arts and Cultural Sector across Australia. It’s time to look after each other, wash your hands, keep your distance and stay at home. COVID-19 is the single biggest disruption to Australia’s cultural life in […]

What’s in the 19-20 ACT Budget for the Arts

6 Jun

Money for new capital funding : Ainslie & Gorman House, Strathnairn Arts Centres Funding for Kulture Break and the Australian National Eisteddfod Capital works for the Cultural Facilities Corporation Ongoing support for the new Belconnen Arts Centre theatre Click on the link below to see the letter from Minister Ramsay to the Childers Group. Letter […]

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 […]