Revive: $286 million National Cultural Policy revealed

The new cultural policy 'puts the arts back where they are meant to be – at the heart of our national life,’ according to Prime Minister Albanese.

Four new bodies focused on the autonomy of First Nations arts and culture, the development of contemporary music and the literary sector, and workplace safety in the arts sector, will be established as part of the Federal Government’s new National Cultural Policy

To be known as ‘Revive’, the policy is designed to correct the ‘calculated neglect’ of the previous decade, according to Prime Minister Anthony Albanese, who launched the cultural plan in Melbourne this morning (Monday 30 January).

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Richard Watts is ArtsHub's National Performing Arts Editor; he also presents the weekly program SmartArts on Three Triple R FM, and serves as the Chair of La Mama Theatre's volunteer Committee of Management. Richard is a life member of the Melbourne Queer Film Festival, and was awarded the status of Melbourne Fringe Living Legend in 2017. In 2020 he was awarded the Sidney Myer Performing Arts Awards' Facilitator's Prize. Most recently, Richard was presented with a Lifetime Achievement Award by the Green Room Awards Association in June 2021. Follow him on Twitter: @richardthewatts