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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 […]

SUBMISSION TO THE ACT GOVERNMENT’S REVIEW OF THE ACT ARTS POLICY FRAMEWORK

25 Apr

The following comprises the Childers Group’s formal written submission to the ACT Government’s review of its arts policy, which is currently taking place. It was submitted to the ACT Government on 24 April 2015. Fair wages for artists and arts workers: Most Australian artists and arts workers receive very low rates of pay, as evidenced […]

ACT BUDGET SUBMISSION 2015-16

18 Oct

                  10 October 2014 ACT Budget Consultation Treasury Directorate ACT Government GPO Box 158 CANBERRA ACT 2601 THE CHILDERS GROUP: ACT BUDGET SUBMISSION 2015-16 The Childers Group welcomes the opportunity to provide input into the 2015-16 ACT Government Budget development process. We are committed to advocating for […]

ACT Budget 2014-2015: our response

30 Jun

The following is the Childers Group’s response to the arts component of ACT Budget 2014-2015. It follows the structure required by ACT Treasury. Our submission resulted in an invitation to present to the 2014 Estimates hearing, which we accepted and put forward our views on 13 June; the Childers Group was one of only two […]

SUBMISSION: Framing the Future – the NSW Arts and Cultural Policy Discussion Paper

19 Dec

19 December 2013 NSW Arts and Cultural Policy Arts NSW PO A226 South Sydney  NSW  1235 FRAMING THE FUTURE – THE NSW ARTS AND CULTURAL POLICY DISCUSSION PAPER Thank you for the opportunity to contribute to the development of Framing the Future, the NSW Government’s Arts and Cultural Policy Discussion Paper. The Childers Group is […]

ACT BUDGET SUBMISSION 2014-15

1 Nov

              23 October 2013 ACT Budget Consultation Treasury Directorate GPO Box 158 CANBERRA, ACT 2601 The Childers Group welcomes the invitation to provide input into the 2014-15 Budget development process. We believe support for the arts is an essential component of any budget. The Childers Group is an independent […]

2013-2014 ACT BUDGET SUBMISSION

5 Mar

The Childers Group believes that the 2013-2014 ACT Budget is the most important budget for the regional arts community in a decade. The Childers Group acknowledges that the ACT Government is a significant supporter of the arts development of the ACT and neighbouring regions.  The Government is the primary financial contributor to over twenty key […]

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: […]

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 […]