The following items provide information on the potential impact of the Federal Government’s Commission of Audit recommendations on the arts and culture:
Katharine Viner, ‘Screen Australia faces 50% funding cut and merger, under audit proposal’ The Guardian, 1 May 2014
Major museums, such as the National Gallery, the National Museum and the National Portrait Gallery, … remain untouched. Read more
Deborah Stone, ‘Reduce arts funding, recommends Commission of Audit’, ArtsHub, 1 May 2014
The Federal Government’s Commission of Audit released today demands efficiencies from the arts sector. It wants some arts programs abolished, fewer grants and major organisations merged.
The Commission proposes merging the Australian Council, Screen Australia, Creative Partnerships Australia (identified by its previous name as the Australian Business Arts Foundation) and the Bundanon Trust.
It also wants a reduction in the number of grants Read more
Rod Lamberts and Will J Grant, ‘What about science in the Commission of Audit report?’ The Conversation, 1 May 2014