ACT Arts Minister Gordon Ramsay’s speech at the ARTS VALUE FORUM

23 Aug

Thank you to the 100+ participants at last month’s Arts Value Forum which Childers Group presented in partnership with the Cultural Facilities Corporation. There were some fantastic presentations, conversations and connections made.. We will be posting material from the Forum as it comes to hand. ACT Arts Minister Gordon Ramsay’s speech at the ARTS VALUE […]

Arts Value Forum Video Presentations

23 Aug

Thank you to the 100+ participants at last month’s Arts Value Forum which Childers Group presented in partnership with the Cultural Facilities Corporation. There were some fantastic presentations, conversations and connections made.. We will be posting material from the Forum as it comes to hand. Check out video of some of the presentations from the […]

Announcing: Arts Value Forum – July 26th 2017

15 Jun

What exactly do the arts do for us: for our society, for our economy, for our health and wellbeing, for innovation, for education, for self-expression – and for the creation of beautiful and useful things? How do we understand, express and measure the value of the arts? Leading experts and practitioners in health, economics, culture […]

ACT Budget and Election and the Arts Community takes Action!!

23 Feb

In the days before Christmas last year, the ACT Government announced the lowest level of funding for arts projects in living memory. From around $1.1M in 2005, artACT’s Project Funding category has been reduced to just $300,000 per year. After action taken by the ACT Arts Community the new Minister for the Arts, Gordon Ramsay, […]

ACT Election arts & culture policy videos online now!

6 Oct

The Childers Group coordinator, Jack Lloyd, posed 5 questions to 3 of the potential candidates for the Arts portfolio in the ACT. See their responses on our public Facebook page. It’s great to see arts and culture being thought about, discussed, passionately defended, and ideas flying about in social media and in the news. Go […]

Take a closer look – ACT Arts Grants, 2003 to 2015

5 Sep

The Childers Group thought it was time to re-share this info to sharpen our focus as we lead up to the ACT Election. (Bravo and a big thank you to Jack Lloyd for this work.) The Childers Group put together an analysis of the past 12 years of arts grants in the ACT and the […]

CG letter re efficiency dividend

30 Jun

We are sharing the letter the Childers Group sent to Dr Andrew Leigh MP on 29 June 2016. The letter is in response to comments by Dr Leigh in a recent radio interview.

ACT Arts Grants, 2003 to 2015

24 Jun

The Childers Group has put together an analysis of the past 12 years of arts grants in the ACT and the trends within different funding types. This analysis shows that over this time, stretching over three full electoral cycles, there has been a significant decline in ACT arts grants on a per capita basis, and as a […]

Arts Day of Action – 17 June 2016

14 Jun

Following the success of ArtsPeak’s election debate in Melbourne last week, the Childers Group invite you to be involved in a new lobbying strategy in the lead up to the federal election – an Arts Day of Action on 17th June 2016. Facts: The arts and cultural industries employ more people than agriculture, construction or mining, and […]

ArtsPeak letter to PM

15 Apr

We are sharing a copy of a letter sent to our PM by the Australian multi-arts peak body, ArtsPeak. The letter expresses their consolidated view of the status of Federal Government support for arts and culture in Australia, and suggests some ways forward in relation to recent changes in policy direction. A good read. ArtsPeakLetter […]