A New Approach (ANA) Chair, Rupert Myer AO, delivered an address to the National Press Club on the theme ‘Becoming a Cultural Powerhouse’.
In asserting that Australia has a maturing cultural confidence in which all can share and benefit from, Rupert called on government, the creative industries, business, philanthropy and media to act with urgency to secure a better future for all Australians.
‘Growing Australia’s Cultural Inheritance’, an address by ANA Chair Rupert Myer AO, will be delivered at the National Museum of Australia on Tuesday 22 February from 6.00 – 8.00pm AEDT. In the address, Rupert Myer will explore how Australia can best exercise and increase the power of Australia’s cultural inheritance. Rupert will be joined by Alison Page, descendant of the Walbanga and Wadi Wadi people of the Yuin nation, who will respond as a leader in Australian culture and design. The event will be facilitated by Alex Sloan AM.
What arts and culture policy settings does Australia need for the 21st Century?
Australians are increasingly reporting that arts and culture are a critical and valued part of their life and are looking for policy leadership that recognises this. We also know that Australia’s arts and culture sector is at a crossroads. We now have a unique opportunity to shape the change being driven by Covid-19 and use strategic investment to transform and embolden our cultural landscape to serve our contemporary public. So how do we do this? Join Rupert Myer AO, Kate Fielding, Professor John Daley AM, Cara Kirkwood and Jo Higgins as they explore the enduring foundations of arts and culture policy and practice in Australia, emerging trends accelerated by Covid-19, and priorities for change ahead of the federal election to ensure all Australians have opportunities to participate in and benefit from a vibrant cultural life.
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