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FEDERAL PARTIES' ELECTION 2013 ARTS POLICIES
Labor Party: Creative Australia was released on 13 March. AMPAG welcomes the increase in funding of unfunded excellence, the introduction of matched funding to strengthen philanthropic activity and calls for the removal of the efficiency dividend.
Greens Arts Policy: On 18 January 2013 the Australian Greens released itsarts policy calling for a lift in performing arts funding and propose an Arts Research and Development Fund. On 1 August 2013 the Greens released itsresponse to MPAs' key issues including a commitment to strengthen MPA funding structures, national and international touring opportunities, full indexation on arts grant funding and removal of the efficiency dividend. The Greens also released its policy supportingyoung and emerging artists on 26 August.
Coalition: Senator the Hon. George Brandis released the Coalition's arts vision in at an event on 19 August 2013 in Western Sydney. Read his speechhere.
FEDERAL PARTIES' ELECTION 2013 NOT-FOR-PROFIT POLICIES
Coalition: The Liberal National Party Coalition has vowed to abolish the Australian Charities and Not-for-profits Commission. Instead it will replace the ACNC with a Centre for Excellence, which will be largely an educational and advocacy body. Regulatory control would revert to the Australian Taxation Office. It will also re-establish the Community Business Partnership to encourage more philanthropy. The ACNC was set up by the current government in 2012 to reduce red tape and minimize reporting.
FEDERAL GOVERNMENT'S ASIAN COUNTRY STRATEGIES
The Federal Labor Government released its five Asian country strategies in August 2013, as part of its policy to foster relationships in Asia. These policies were released in response to the Asian Century White paper.
FEDERAL GOVERNMENT SHOWCASING AUSTRALIAN EXPERTISE
Austrade has developed a publication showcasing Australian expertise relating to cultural venues, from building design, through to venue operations and visitor services. The Cultural Precincts publication is the first step in a longer term initiative aimed at capturing potential export opportunities, tied to the development of cultural precincts and venues throughout Asia.
AMPAG ARTISTS SPEAK
In November 2011, the Artistic Director of Opera Australia, Lyndon Terracini, presented the 13th Annual Peggy Glanville-Hicks Address.
A speech by Richard Tognetti, the Artistic Director and Leader of Australian Chamber Orchestra, at the Sydney Institute:
The Rex Cramphorn Memorial Lecture by Marion Potts, Artistic Director of the Malthouse Theatre Company:
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TICKET ATTENDANCE & REVENUE SURVEY
- Live Performance Australia produces an annual survey which captures all tickets sold across all forms of live performance including international artists, musicals, contemporary music theatre, circus, opera, classical music and dance.
- 2012 Survey results
Find more education reports at AMPAG Publications.
ECONOMIC IMPACT OF PERFORMING ARTS
The study finds that the industry generated revenue of $1.88 billion in 2008 and contributed $1.1 billion to the Australian economy, making it larger than film and video production, sports and physical recreation, book publishing and horse and dog racing.
PHILANTHROPY IN THE ARTS
A guide developed by Artsupport Australia in response to the ongoing requests from artists and arts organisations for information associated with receiving tax deductible gifts.
PERFORMING ARTISTS' INCOME
Two pieces of research commissioned by the Australia Council for the Arts offer a comprehensive picture of the working lives of Australian artists. View the summary of the studies here.
The Performing Arts Touring Alliance, of which AMPAG is a member, maintains a range of current publications to assist venues and performing arts companies with the logistics and methodology for touring across Australia. The Guide is interactive broken down in to four parts; Who is involved? What is involved? How do I get involved? How do I get support? More information.
Click here: http://www.pata.com.au/page1/page1.html
OTHER INTERNATIONAL REPORTS
Healthy Attendance? is a Scottish Government study that looks at the Impact of Cultural Engagement and Sports Participation on Health and Satisfaction with Life in Scotland. August 2013