States block Fifield’s new MPA Framework

Cultural Ministers in several states are blocking changes to the Major Performing Arts framework before the Federal Government enters caretaker mode.
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Minister Mitch Fifield has a new plan for the arts but the States are not impressed. Image supplied.

The Federal Government’s review of the Major Performing Arts (MPA) framework has hit a snag, with up to three states refusing to support Federal Arts Minister Mitch Fifield’s proposal for a new National Framework to replace the current National Framework for Government’s support of the Major Performing Arts Sector.

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Richard Watts is ArtsHub's National Performing Arts Editor; he also presents the weekly program SmartArts on community radio station Three Triple R FM, and serves as the Chair of La Mama Theatre's volunteer Committee of Management. Richard is a life member of the Melbourne Queer Film Festival, and was awarded the status of Melbourne Fringe Festival Living Legend in 2017. In 2019 he was awarded the Sidney Myer Performing Arts Awards' Facilitator's Prize. Most recently, Richard was presented with a Lifetime Achievement Award by the Green Room Awards Association in June 2021.

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