A plan for culture that reflects the demographics and values of contemporary Australia is urgently needed, says a leading think tank. Gina Fairley reports.
Independent think tank, A New Approach (ANA) has proposed that a National Arts, Culture and Creativity Plan (NACCP) be developed to supercharge the industry’s recovery from Covid-19.
While the call for a national policy to unify support and structure around the cultural and creative industries is not a new idea, in their latest analysis paper – Imagining 2030 – ANA arms the sector with a way forward.
They outline the common elements of the Federal Government’s existing 2030 plans, which could be applied in the most practical and efficient way, to an NACCP. That is already adopted 2030 plans for agriculture, sport, innovation, tourism and defence technology.
ANA CEO Kate Fielding said that a coordinated approach across all government is what is really needed to emerge out of the pandemic and its repercussions.
‘A National Arts, Culture and Creativity Plan which integrates the perspectives of investors, producers, distributors and consumers, and reflects the demographics and values of contemporary Australia, will be a constructive step forward in generating social, economic, employment and cultural benefits, and will significantly embolden our national cultural life,’ said Fielding.
Where to start
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