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Without independent artists the major arts bodies will die

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David Pledger

The arts sector needs to accept responsibility for the inequity on which its success is achieved and not blame it on government.

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About the author

David Pledger is a contemporary artist working within and between the performing, visual and media arts in Australia, Asia and Europe.

He is a member of the Research Unit in Public Cultures at Melbourne University and currently undertaking doctoral studies in the School of Architecture and Design, RMIT University, Melbourne.