Senate delivers a road map to save the arts sector

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David Pledger

Emergency funds to save individual artists and small-to-mediums from the impact of the Budget cuts are at the heart of a Senate Report which shows the sector has been heard.

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After a web-site busting 2,719 submissions and 218 representations from artists and organisations in 10 public hearings across the nation, the Senate Committee has a massive task in processing the evidence and converting it into recommendations that could be useful and impactful.

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.