The arts are being sidelined in the cost of living crisis

It’s time we stopped framing the arts as a luxury instead of a human right threatened by the cost of living crisis.
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The cost of living crisis undermines the right to participate in cultural life. Australia’s Federal cultural policy, Revive, acknowledges and even celebrates:

Currently, however, that right is threatened by the cost of living crisis. This crisis cuts in several directions, affecting the community’s capacity to access art, as well as artists’ and organisations’ capacity to make it.

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