To describe creative arts training as a “lifestyle” choice in my view demonstrates a lack of knowledge of what is involved and what is produced. There seems to be no understanding or recognition that artists/arts workers are trained professionals who are highly skilled, knowledgeable and adept. They are also highly employable in many industry sectors – not just the arts.
Source: Arts training is an essential part of an innovative nation
NB: This is a great reply to the Federal Governments assertion that “working in the the arts sector is a lifestyle choice” issue
Apparently, we appear to have reached the point in Australia where pursuing a creative career is considered a “lifestyle choice”. One that won’t lead to satisfactory career or economic outcomes, and is therefore unworthy of government assistance.
Source: I was surprised to learn my career is actually a ”lifestyle choice”
NB: I couldn’t believe what I was reading.
With the 2016 Federal Election happening today, the one thing that has been on the lips and minds of voters and even politicians alike is the country’s arts industry.
Source: A Music Lover’s Guide To The 2016 Federal Election
NB: No matter what happens, I hope that the arts industry is one of the main winners.
“The South Australian theatre scene in particular has received a mortal blow. Three theatre companies that have been at the forefront of artistic innovation have been defunded: Brink, Slingsby and Vitalstatistix.”
Source: Carnage in the Arts: Experts Respond to the Australia Council Cuts – The Adelaide Review
NB: And here’s the response to these very cruel cuts.
More than half the applicants failed to receive organisational support from the Australia Councils four-year funding round, and 65 previously-funded organisations no longer have funding.
Source: 65 arts organisations lose funding from Australia Council
NB: There are a few Arts Orgs from SA that are losers in this…