Making an arts advocacy plan

With the next federal election likely for the first quarter of 2022, arts organisations are gearing up for big impact.
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This year I’ve worked with a range of artform, cultural and place-based organisations, informal sector groups and formal consortia, as well as peak bodies across Australia, to develop a diverse array of advocacy approaches.

Great advocacy, however, doesn’t need formal planning, and nor is it something we only switch on come election time. Great advocacy is an ongoing conversation that strengthens our communities by strengthening our voices.

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Esther Anatolitis is Deputy Chair of Contemporary Arts Precincts and Honorary Associate Professor at RMIT School of Art. Esther’s consultancy Test Pattern focuses on major creative precinct development as well as policy, strategy and public value.

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