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Sculpting a Natl Cultural Plan – C’tee report

Sculpting a National Cultural Plan, Parliament of Australia, October 2021

© Commonwealth of Australia 2021
ISBN: 978-1-76092-226-9

Chair’s Foreword

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Terms of Reference

List of Recommendations


1. Introduction

The Arts Beyond 2020: A Cultural Plan
About the Inquiry
Inquiry Conduct
Report Structure

2. Australia’s Creative and Cultural Industries and Institutions

Major Arts Domains in Australia
Commonwealth Government Support
Coordination Between Layers of Government
Concluding Comments

3. The Value of the Arts

Economic Benefits of the Creative Economy (Prior to the COVID-19 Public Health Emergency)
Non-Economic Benefits
Concluding Comment

4. The Impact of COVID-19 on the Arts

Artists’ Lived Experience of the Pandemic
Commonwealth Government Support
Crisis Relief and Mental Health Support Services
Changing Models of Delivery: a Digital Focus
Concluding Comments


Snapshot of Australia’s Arts Education Landscape
Turning STEM into STEAM
Concluding Comment

6. Next Steps

Importance of Arts Recognition
Expanded Data Collection
Digital Platforms
Responsiveness to Restrictions
Sustainability of the Arts Industry
Attracting Major Creative and Cultural Events
Concluding Comment

A. Submissions

B. Exhibits

C. Public hearings and witnesses

D. Survey summary


E. Commonwealth Government funding response to COVID-19

F. Labor members – additional comments

See also: Sculpting a National Cultural Plan: a welcome report for the creative sector

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