Strengthening arts and culture in NSW

October 23, 2016 by J-Wire
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David Gonski, Simon Mordant and Gretel Packer will join a committee of influential figures from across the arts and cultural sector to dramatically improve the way the NSW Government supports and develops arts and culture.

These key industry figures will join the chairs of our State Cultural Institutions on a new Arts & Culture Advisory Committee that will help shape the policy direction and raise the profile of arts and culture in NSW.

Others members of the committee are John Kaldor and Dan Rosen.

David Gonski Photo: Henry Benjamin

David Gonski Photo: Henry Benjamin

Following consultations with industry, philanthropists and staff a new office for culture, arts and screen will also be established in early 2017. It will bring together arts and screen functions in an integrated agency so that the Government can more effectively support our art and cultural sector.

Deputy Premier and Minister for the Arts Troy Grant said the current system had become too bureaucratic and disconnected from its core purpose of supporting the development of quality arts and culture.

Simon Mordant

Simon Mordant

“Merging the organisational functions of Arts NSW and Screen NSW will allow resources to be targeted at delivering outcomes for the industry with improved funding allocation, support and advice,” Mr Grant said.

“NSW has an amazing arts and culture sector, and establishing a new agency will better position us to deliver on our ambitions to grow and strengthen this valuable sector even further.”

“Importantly, Screen NSW will maintain its brand, which is recognisable across Australia and the world.”

Members of the new Arts & Culture Advisory Committee have been drawn from across the arts, culture and screen sectors, and are highly respected with extensive knowledge and expertise spanning the broader creative landscape.

This Committee will look at opportunities to enhance the arts and cultural landscape across all of NSW, with one if its first objectives to establish the elusive Sydney Culture Pass – one pass to access all the state’s cultural institutions and more.

“There is a strong shared desire amongst Committee members to work together to further promote and grow the sector across Sydney, western Sydney and regional NSW,” Mr Grant said.


One Response to “Strengthening arts and culture in NSW”
  1. Eleonora Mostert says:

    For the “Arts” I propose they all go to the optometrist and get their eyes tested, some of the things they say are wonderful are horrid.
    As for Culture, That’s easy, Get rid of the Muslim Culture, problems solvedin less than 40 words.

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