Policy unveiled to back ACT’s cultural ambitions

With a $10 million budget boost and $28.44 million for the redevelopment of Canberra Theatre Centre, the state has embarked on its ambition to become the arts capital.

In October last year, the Government of the Australian Capital Territory (ACT) announced the territory’s ambition to become Australia’s arts capital, starting off with a $10 million budget boost.

The Statement of Ambition, published 1 October 2021, highlighted three strategies to CREATE, DEVELOP and PROMOTE the state’s arts and cultural scene.

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Celina Lei is an Arts Writer at ArtsHub. She acquired her masters in Art, Law and Business in New York with a B.A. in Art History and Philosophy from the University of Melbourne. She has previously worked across global art hubs in Beijing, Hong Kong and New York in both the commercial art sector and art criticism. Prior to joining ArtsHub, she was an editorial assistant at the Hong Kong based ArtAsiaPacific magazine and is an art host on independent Instagram platform Club Ambroise. Celina is based in Naarm/Melbourne, Victoria. Instagram: @lleizy_