ARCHIVED Media Releases

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Time for commitment to free speech – AMPAG calls for changes to sedition laws

The Australian Major Performing Arts Group today called on Federal Attorney-General Phillip Ruddock to drop the term sedition from Federal laws as recently recommended by the Australian Law Reform Commission.  Read More

Simple measures to boost music in education

AMPAG calls for a national fund — Performing Partnerships — to boost support for teachers in schools. the fund would expand professional development for teachers with music and performing arts curriculums, cover the gap between performance fees and the costs of bringing live performance to young Australian students, and develop high quality support materials. The fund would allow expert musicians and other artists support teachers as they develop creative skills of students and help them experience the richness and depth of the artistic traditions in Australia.  Read More

Tracking Changes in Corporate Sponsorship and Donation 2006

Corporate sponsorship and donations to Australia’s 28 major performing arts companies rose 11.7 per cent in 2005, with the companies generating $42.2 million in sponsorship and donation revenue, compared with $37.8 million in 2004 (up $4.4 million).  Read More

AMPAG welcomes new funding for major companies in 2007 Budget

AMPAG says the $5.9 million a year of new funding for member companies will have a significant impact on stage for years to come.  Read More

AMPAG welcomes new spending on infrastructure and training for the performing arts

Reaction to the Australian Government’s Budget program for 2006-07.  Read More

Theater Survey Report

The full report of a survey of eight theatre and circus companies which documents the cost squeeze on artistic areas. Prepared by Mary Vallentine AO the report tracks trends in income and where costs have come in marketing, venue and finance areas.   Read More

Tracking Changes in Corporate Sponsorship and Private Donations 2000-2004 – Key Findings

The 2005 survey of trends in revenue for the major performing arts companies, including a 45 per cent growth in private donations over the five year period 2000-2004.  Read More

2004 Sponsorship and Donation Survey

Donations to major performing arts companies have grown quickly in the past year, while corporate sponsorship grows steadily, the latest survey of AMPAG companies shows.   Read More