Remote arts will suffer more under NPEA, Senate hearing told

The loss of Australia Council funding to the NPEA will affect employment opportunities and cultural vitality most in the Northern Territory, where there are no major arts organisations.
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Photo: Ngukurr Dancers by Benhamin Baylis at Dancesite 2015. Image via Artback NT

Today the Senate Committee examining the effect of the Budget changes which will remove $105 million from the Australia Council over four years sat in Darwin.

General Manager of the Darwin Festival Mark Crees told the hearing that the Territory stands to be worse affected than other parts of Australia because of the promise made by former Arts Minister, and initiator of the NPEA, Senator Brandis that no major arts organisation will lose funding.

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