In October 2020, the Australian Government called for submissions for an inquiry into Australia's creative and cultural industries and institutions to be considered by the Standing Committee on Communications and the Arts.
The call directly asked the public to address:
- The direct and indirect economic benefits and employment opportunities of creative and cultural industries and how to recognise, measure and grow them
- The non-economic benefits that enhance community, social wellbeing and promoting Australia's national identity, and how to recognise, measure and grow them
- The best mechanism for ensuring cooperation and delivery of policy between layers of government
- The impact of COVID-19 on the creative and cultural industries; and
- Avenues for increasing access and opportunities for Australia's creative and cultural industries through innovation and the digital environment.
The Australian arts & cultural sectors responded with a robust enthusiasm, submitting over 300 responses to the inquiry. Asialink Arts was one of many organisations who contributed our insights, which we have now published here.
We invite our peers, collaborators, and the public to read our submission, and welcome any comments or feedback. Please get in touch with us at firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions or comments.
Banner image: Amy Perejuan-Capone, portrait with Sky Cave hang glider & harness, 2020. Photo courtesy of Treasure Hill Artist Village.