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What are we worth?

22 Mar

Hi folks, Jack here. Over the past few days there has been much discussion around whether unpaid mentorship models are appropriate in the context of content production for a major ACT event drawcard: The Dark Side of Enlighten – Canberra Times Enlighten artists unpaid but ecstatic about mentorship opportunity – The RiotACT Government defends Enlighten’s unpaid […]

Wrap up from pre-Budget arts forum

14 Mar

… in case you missed the Childers Group’s pre-Budget arts forum! We’ve had some very positive feedback about our pre-Budget arts forum on Wednesday 24 February, with calls for a follow-up pre-election forum later in the year. As one participant put it: ‘It was a terrific night, one of the Childers Group’s best’. With expert […]

Letter to PM re the impact of the efficiency dividend on our national institutions

22 Feb

We are closely following the impact on our Canberra-based national institutions by the efficiency dividend. Read the letter that has been sent to our Prime Minister as of today. Add your voice to the conversation.   Letter from CG to PM

ACT Election Forum – fast approaching

8 Feb

Tickets are selling fast for this important discussion with our ACT arts colleagues and political representatives. For more info – take a look at our media release. Feb 3 2016 MR

ACT Election 2016: when we’re all in one room we can make things happen…for everyone.

29 Jan

This year the ACT community will be voting for who will form government for the next 4 years. How can we make sure that those standing for election value the arts and have meaningful arts policies? The Childers Group does this by getting the three main political parties in one room, asking for visions and […]

…and then it was 2016 and your connections grew and your voice became even louder.

16 Jan

Happy New Year. This one’s going to be big. There’s the ACT election, where the Assembly will be increasing from 17 to 25 members, and a party who’s been governing for many years will be up against one that’s chomping at the bit. Will the main political parties prepare arts policies? If so, how informed […]

ACT BUDGET SUBMISSION: what we think should happen in 2016-2017

17 Oct

For three years now the Childers Group has been contributing to the development of the ACT budget through ACT Treasury’s budget consultation process. The following is our most recent submission. * The Childers Group welcomes the opportunity to provide input into the 2016-17 ACT Government Budget development process. The Childers Group is an independent arts […]

We’ve expanded our expertise and increasing our contribution

2 Oct

The Childers Group is absolutely thrilled to have Peter Bayliss join us. Peter brings valuable knowledge and experience in arts development and management, particularly in terms of arts accountancy and budget analysis. Peter is a Chartered Accountant and Managing Director of Into Tomorrow (Arts Business Services) and First Base Music (Music Artist Services). Peter has been […]

WE SHOULD TALK!

19 Sep

Calling all emerging arts leaders in the ACT region – this is your chance to be heard! We Should Talk is the first in a series of informal networking and discussion opportunities for the ACT region’s arts sector, presented by the Childers Group. Local emerging arts leaders Jack Lloyd (Belconnen Arts Centre), Rosanna Stevens (Scissors Paper […]

Submissions! Policies! Letters!

18 Jul

Recently it’s been a busier period than usual for the arts – at the national and ACT-region level – and the Childers Group has been doing its bit. Firstly, at the national level, there is the Senate Inquiry investigating the impact of the 2014-2015 Commonwealth Budget decisions on the Arts, with a focus on investigating […]