ANA makes submissions and publishes short papers on topics of interest.
National Cultural Policy Consultation
ANA's submission to the National Cultural Policy consultation (2022)
In ANA's submission to the National Cultural Policy consultation, we focus on the development of the Policy and the five key elements for implementation that support Australia to become a cultural powerhouse whose compelling creativity is locally loved, nationally valued and globally influential.
Parliamentary Inquiry into Cultural and Creative Industries and Institutions
Extract of the Transcript for ANA’s 2nd appearance at the Parliamentary Inquiry into Cultural and Creative Industries and Institutions 19 Feb (2021)
ANA’s CEO Kate Fielding and Chair Rupert Myer were invited to provide the final address to the Parliamentary Inquiry into Cultural and Creative Industries and Institutions, and called for a National Arts, Culture and Creativity Plan.
ANA’s Responses to Questions on Notice 19 Feb 2021
ANA’s responses to questions asked by the committee on February 19th, 2021. Questions were about the breakdown of sports funding across different levels of government, and about philanthropy and donations in arts and culture.
Extract of the Transcript for ANA’s 1st appearance at the Parliamentary Inquiry into Cultural and Creative Industries and Institutions 13 Nov (2020)
ANA’s CEO Kate Fielding and Chair Rupert Myer were invited to provide the opening address to the Parliamentary Inquiry into Cultural and Creative Industries and Institutions, and laid out an evidence base for understanding Australia’s cultural and creative industries.
ANA’s Responses to Questions on Notice 13 November 2020
ANA’s responses to questions asked by the committee on November 13th, 2020. Questions were about the instruments that track non-government revenue in the creative sector, including philanthropic spending, and issues around data gathering in arts and culture.
ANA’s Submission to the Parliamentary Inquiry into Cultural and Creative Industries and Institutions (2020)
In ANA’s Submission to the Parliamentary Inquiry, we made three key recommendations to the committee: 1) Champion a National Arts, Culture and Creativity Plan. 2) Initiate a Productivity Commission Inquiry into the role of creativity in 21st century industry development, jobs and innovation. 3) Develop a targeted industry package in the May 2021 federal budget to pilot and/or scale-up digitally rich, ‘anti-fragile’ business models, suitable for a with-Covid environment for the cultural and creative industries.
ANA’s 2023-24 Pre-Budget Submission (2023)
In our pre-budget submission for 2023-24, ANA made recommendations for strategic investment to secure Australia's potential as a cultural powerhouse
ANA’s 2022-23 Pre-Budget Submission (2022)
In our pre-budget submission for 2022-23, ANA made recommendations for strategic investment in Australian creativity and culture to drive social recovery and economic growth.
ANA’s 2021-22 Pre-Budget Submission (2021)
In our pre-budget submission for 2021-22, ANA made recommendations for using arts, culture and creativity to help keep our economy strong, people in jobs and Australians together.
ANA’s 2020-21 Pre-Budget Submission (2020)
In our pre-budget submission for 2020-21, ANA made recommendations for using arts, culture and creativity to help in bushfire and disaster recovery
Feedback on the Cultural and Creative Activity Satellite Accounts Methodology Refresh (2023)
ANA welcomes this opportunity to contribute to the proposed refresh of the methodological framework for estimating cultural and creative activity, as one of the actions in Revive – Australia’s National Cultural Policy. This submission is informed by engagement across ANA’s arts and culture networks, our research on the cultural and creative economy and our research about perceptions of arts and culture.
Submission to the Productivity Commission’s Philanthropy Review
This submission is focused on the impact of philanthropy for the arts and cultural parts of the not-for-profit sector, and more broadly the impact of philanthropy for the cultural and creative industries. It asserts that strategic government investment in arts and culture leverages philanthropic support in this area, highlighting that fit-for-purpose government support for arts and culture through a variety of mechanisms can provide both motivation and accessibility for potential donors.
Senate Inquiry: National Cultural Policy - Questions on Notice
Answers provided on 18 April to questions taken on notice at a public hearing 14 April 2023
Senate Inquiry: National Cultural Policy – Extract of ANA's appearance at Public Hearing 14 April 2023
ANA CEO Kate Fielding was invited to provide evidence to the Senate Inquiry into the National Cultural Policy and explained what changes to cultural policy could help Australia maximise its creative potential and become a cultural powerhouse.
Senate Inquiry: National Cultural Policy
ANA’s research and analysis shows that Australians from every walk of life participate in and benefit from arts, culture and creativity. In focus groups right across the country, middle Australians aged 18 to 75 have identified wide-ranging positive outcomes for individuals and communities, including benefits to the economy, health, social cohesion and productivity. These views align with Australian and international research which demonstrates these benefits. Informed by these insights, ANA believes Australia can become a cultural powerhouse whose compelling creativity is locally loved, nationally valued and globally influential. The release of the new cultural policy is a meaningful step towards Australia fulfilling this creative promise.
Copyright: a public discussion for the digital era
This submission provides insights from A New Approach’s (ANA) research and analysis program, drawing particular attention to attitudes amongst middle Australians towards arts, culture and creativity, including attitudes toward copyright. It also draws on forthcoming research into the financial inflows to cultural and creative industries to assist in placing copyright revenue into a larger context.
ANA's Measuring What Matters Submission
Art and culture is a fundamental part of living in a vibrant democracy like Australia. This submission outlines the rationale for measuring cultural participation in the development of a wellbeing and progress framework for measuring what matters.
ANA’s Opening Statement to the Senate Select Committee on Covid-19 Committee (2020)
In her opening statement to the Senate Select Committee on Covid-19, ANA’s CEO Kate Fielding demonstrated why the impact of Covid-19 on the arts, cultural and creative industries has affected not only these industries, but also every Australian.
ANA Submission to Queensland Parliament Inquiry into Social Isolation and Loneliness (2021)
In our submission to the Queensland Parliament Inquiry into Social Isolation and Loneliness, ANA presented evidence that arts, culture and creativity support improved mental and physical health outcomes, build community connection and reduce social isolation and made recommendations for both national and state-level solutions.
ANA Submission to Productivity Commission Inquiry into Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Visual Arts and Craft (2021)
In our submission to the Productivity Commission Inquiry into Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Visual Arts and Craft, ANA presented evidence that Australians value Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultural and creative practices, view them as the foundation of national identity and expect them to be prioritised by governments, investors, policy and business leaders.
Sharing arts and culture: Initial observations from Australia's 2019-2020 Cultural Funding by Government data
Federal, state and territory, and local governments recognise the importance of arts and culture to communities across Australia and commit funding to support it. This includes funding for national institutions, community festivals, public libraries and all the other activities and infrastructure that make up Australia’s diverse ecosystem of creative individuals and organisations. This Discussion Paper explores how Australian governments have jointly invested in arts and culture, drawing on the newly released 2019-20 Cultural Funding by Government dataset, a year that included the first four months of the Covid-19 pandemic. It compares expenditure in 2019-20 wth 2018-19 and looks at the impact of the start of the pandemic on this expenditure.
Essays & Short Papers
AUS | UK Cultural Leadership Dialogue: On becoming a culturally proactive nation
The time is ripe for a new relationship between Australia and the United Kingdom (UK). Australia has drawn from the UK’s civic institutions and a large part of our nation shares your family tree. But like any extended family we have unfinished business and a need for continual renewal of our understanding of each other. In this endeavour, arts and culture can play a powerful role.
A New Approach acknowledges that it meets, works and travels on the lands of First Nations peoples. We pay our respects to Elders past and present, and to all First Nations peoples.