Preparing a cultural policy scorecard – Arts and Cultural Funding Policy in the federal election

April 5th, 2022

The Budget is out and a federal election imminent, so how do we as a community get arts and culture onto the political radar?

The impacts of the pandemic are far from over for our sector, but the Budget plans to wind down COVID recovery initiatives. We continue to demonstrate the huge public value arts and culture bring to Australia, but that evidence and value continues to be misunderstood or ignored.

After nearly a decade without a national policy, and a Federal election in sight, the cultural sector is suddenly awash with plans to make a plan, Kate Larsen, who joins the panel for Arts on the Agenda – putting arts and culture on the radar this federal election, explores the  need for a national cultural policy in her article, Preparing a Cultural Policy Scorecard for Overland  in February 2022.