Sharpening the Arts in Regional Australia

Posted in Communities on 19/Dec/2013 03:37

Regional Arts Australia has released their Sharpening the Arts in Regional Australia report, summarising their National Consultation undertaken in June 2013.

The consultation engaged 2,488 participants from over 100 communities, speaking on behalf of 458,522 people in regional Australia. 232 people travelled for 330 hours and drove 27,510 kilometres, at their own expense, to participate in focus groups.

Exploring the issues facing regional Australian communities and their relationship with arts and culture today, Regional Arts Australia has summarised the issues raised in the 2013 consultation under five key goals: 

Marketing the value of the arts

  • Injecting life into towns 
  • Engaging young people in realising their creative ambitions 
  • Connecting regions by invigorating local networks 
  • Improving support for professional artists

The work has been supported by the Australian Government through the Regional Arts Fund and the Australia Council for the Arts. The primary research was conducted by Anne Dunn.

Regional Arts Australia has released their Sharpening the Arts in Regional Australia report. This report documents the findings of Regional Arts Australia’s 2013 National Consultation.

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