Putting the arts in the Jobs and Skills Summit agenda

What the Jobs and Skills Summit means (or doesn't) for the arts' future employment opportunities.

The Jobs and Skills Summit is an Australian Government initiative (through the Department of The Treasury) held in Canberra, 1-2 September.

The Summit brings together unions, employers, civil society and governments, to address our shared economic challenges. While a platform for discussion and reform moving out of the pandemic might sound like a great idea, there is one massive problem – the arts are underrepresented in this big picture.

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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