Artists may miss out on international opportunities

Independent artists are the recipients of the majority of international arts funds, but budget cuts to Australia Council could impede Australian arts from flourishing abroad.
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Australia’s international arts activity is under threat from the Budget changes that have stripped the Australia Council for the Arts of $105 million over the next four years.

A new report from the Council shows international arts activity has ​significant benefits ​for both the artis​ts and Australia’s international reputation​ but warns that Australia’s international reach will not continue to flourish without investment grounded in expert knowledge, investment that is being lost with the Budget cuts to the Australia Council.

‘For it to be most effective, international arts investment must be grounded in knowledge of the arts sector’s international activities, ambitions, and support needs,’ said Australia Council Executive Director Arts Strategy Dr Wendy Were.

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Madeleine Dore
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Madeleine Dore is a freelance writer and founder of Extraordinary Routines, an interview project exploring the intersection between creativity and imperfection. She is the previous Deputy Editor at ArtsHub. Follow her on Twitter at @RoutineCurator