Support Victoria’s Vibrant Arts!
Arts Industry Council Victoria (AICV) and ArtsPeak Victoria are leading a campaign requesting tripartisan support for Victoria’s vibrant arts.
We are making a simple request, $5 million over three years (2011-13) to invest in Arts Victoria’s Arts Development grant rounds allowing and supporting independent artists, small organisations, companies and community groups to determine and propose their own creative projects. We want an investment in arts projects, not just buildings.
While the overall Victorian budget said to be approximately $45 billion, the Victorian arts budget reportedly stands at $449 million (1% of the State’s budget). Of this, LESS than 1% of these funds are dedicated to open access project grants. With some grant categories with success rates as low as 16%!
We want ALL Victorian political parties to commit to investing in Australian stories told by Victorian artists.
The AICV have written to Minister Batchelor, Leader of the Opposition Ted Ballieu and Sue Pennicuik of the Australian Greens Victoria requesting their support. To see the letter sent please click below.
The AICV are currently writing to candidates in marginal seats also requesting their support.
To support our campaign, please join our facebook page Support Victoria’s vibrant arts.
If you are not on Facebook, you can email us your name (and organisation if applicable) and we will compile a list of supporters. Please include Support Victoria’s Vibrant Arts in the heading.
This campaign is supported by the following members of ArtsPeak:
Arts Access Victoria, the Arts Industry Council Victoria, Ausdance Victoria, the Australian Circus and Physical Theatre Association, Craft Victoria, the Cultural Development Network, Express Media, the Media Entertainment Arts Alliance, Multicultural Arts Victoria, Museums Australia Victoria, Music Victoria, The Push, the Public Galleries Association of Victoria, Regional Arts Victoria, Theatre Network Victoria, the Victorian Writers Centre, the Victorian Association of Performing Arts Centres
Please click here to view the Support Victoria’s Vibrant Arts campaign media release on Artshub.
Please click here to view an interview with Sue Pennicuik (Greens) by Artshub including support for the Victoria’s Vibrant Arts campaign.
Further election news:
To see Labor’s arts policy, please click here. There are references relevant to the arts throughout the document, but please refer to “Arts and Culture” on page 121.
The Coalition are yet to release their policy, but please click here to read about their recent major announcement at the AICV Conference. Or click “more policies” on Ted Baillieu’s site and scroll to Arts.
To see the Green’s arts platform, please click here.