Submissions, Hearings and Short Papers

Parliamentary Inquiry into Cultural and Creative Industries and Institutions

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.[1]

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.


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 asked by the committee on February 19th, 2021. 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.


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.


Pre-Budget Submissions

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.

In our pre-budget submission for 2020-21, ANA made recommendations for using arts, culture and creativity to help in bushfire and disaster recovery.


Other Inquiry Submissions

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.


  1. Videos courtesy of Australian Parliament House 2021, shared under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs 3.0 Australia licence. Watch the full proceedings of this inquiry at https://parlview.aph.gov.au/.