How to lobby for the arts in Election 2016

It's election time. Let your voice be heard at this critical moment when our nation's creative future is being decided.
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On Monday, NAVA and Artspace in Sydney hosted a “town hall” style forum to lay some steps in how – we as a sector – can move forward with a unified voice to have an impact.

Arts leaders called on all members of the sector to get involved.  Time is at a premium with only five week’s until the Federal Election. To have visibility in that deluge of campaigning and critical rhetoric, they emphasised we need to be smart, we need to be vocal and we need to be strategic.

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Gina Fairley is ArtsHub's National Visual Arts Editor. For a decade she worked as a freelance writer and curator across Southeast Asia and was previously the Regional Contributing Editor for Hong Kong based magazines Asian Art News and World Sculpture News. Prior to writing she worked as an arts manager in America and Australia for 14 years, including the regional gallery, biennale and commercial sectors. She is based in Mittagong, regional NSW. Twitter: @ginafairley Instagram: fairleygina