The Australian Major Performing Arts Group, or AMPAG, is the umbrella group for Australia’s major performing arts companies who inspire millions through theatre, circus, contemporary dance, classical ballet, classical music, opera, musicals and comedy. Read more
ISSUES IN FOCUS
National Cultural Policy: The previous Federal Arts Minister Simon Crean released Creative Australia, the national cultural policy, on 13 March at the National Press Club in Canberra. It has been generally well received. Incoming Arts Minister Tony Bourke has affirmed his commitment to Creative Australia. See our media release here. New legislation for the Australia Council was tabled in House of Reps on 20 March 2013 and can be found here.
Election Watch: The federal election will be held on 14 September. As mentioned above, the Labor Party’s arts policy was released on 13 March. So far no news about release of the Opposition’s arts policy. The Liberal Party's 2010 arts policy can be found here.
MPA Education Forum: The
forum will be held on 8 and 9 July in Sydney this year. It is a two-day annual
meeting for the Major Performing Arts Education Network to discuss the latest crucial issues
in arts education, including developments in the National Arts Curriculum. It
is also open to other education personnel from key performing arts companies in
Image credits: Bell Shakespeare: School for Wves, Black Swan State Theatre Company: The Comedy of Errors, Melbourne Symphony Orchestra: photo by Lucas Dawson, Opera Australia: La Boheme, photo by Branca Gaicia, The Australia Ballet, photo by Georges Antoni, Balck Swan State Theare Company: Boy gets girl, photo by Gary Marsh, Circus Oz: New York Tour, photo by Luke Taylor
- Sunday, May 19, 2013
AMPAG warmly congratulates Tony Grybowski on his appointment as CEO of the Australia Council. read more
- Wednesday, May 15, 2013