Australians For Artistic Freedom

Australians For Artistic Freedom

The arts play a crucial role in our society. Art speaks truth to power and it shapes how we think about ourselves and the world.

We oppose the dramatic funding cuts to the arts announced in the 2015  federal Budget, including shifting more than $100 million away from the Australia Council.

The reason the Australia Council exists is to ensure a peer-reviewed, independent system of funding to the arts. This independence is vital to protecting democratic freedom of expression. Individual Arts Ministers should not be the exclusive arbiter of artistic expression.   

We call on the Federal Government and the new ...

The arts play a crucial role in our society. Art speaks truth to power and it shapes how we think about ourselves and the world.

We oppose the dramatic funding cuts to the arts announced in the 2015  federal Budget, including shifting more than $100 million away from the Australia Council.

The reason the Australia Council exists is to ensure a peer-reviewed, independent system of funding to the arts. This independence is vital to protecting democratic freedom of expression. Individual Arts Ministers should not be the exclusive arbiter of artistic expression.   

We call on the Federal Government and the new Minister for the Arts Mitch Fifield to reverse all proposed cuts to the arts sector and to support a vibrant and independent arts sector in Australia.

More than 12,300 people have taken action online in defence of artistic freedom. See the full list of eminent artists who have signed a joint letter to former Arts Minister George Brandis here.

 

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