Senate Inquiry hears of lost opportunity, independence

Lost opportunity, for artists, audiences and public good is the persistent theme of the thousands of submissions to the Senate Inquiry into arts funding.
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The more than 2,000 submissions which have flooded the Senate Inquiry into the arts are still being made public but among those that have been uploaded persistent themes have emerged.

The submissions are uniformly critical of the Federal Government’s Budget decisions to cancel ArtStart and to remove $105 million from the Australia Council to fund the new National Program for Excellence in the Arts (NPEA) situated in the Ministry.

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Jane Howard
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Jane Howard is an arts writer based in Adelaide. She is the theatre and performing arts columnist for Kill Your Darlings, a critic and journalist for Guardian Australia, and has contributed to publications including The Lifted Brow, Meanjin, ABC Arts Online and ArtsHub.