Pico is a global leader in Total Brand Activation. We specialise in engaging people, creating experiences and activating brands. Leveraging a track record in experience design that spans half a…read more
Western Sydney arts community backs report into arts and cultural funding in the West
The Western Sydney Arts and Cultural Lobby has endorsed all recommendations contained in a groundbreaking new study commissioned by the Western Sydney Business Chamber and a number of Western Sydney councils into arts and cultural infrastructure in Western Sydney, its funding and economic contribution.
The umbrella group, representing a huge number of artistic organisations, artists and institutions across Greater Western Sydney, believes the report’s recommendations go a long way to addressing chronic access and equity issues confronting the sector.
Lobby spokesperson David Capra said that the arts in Western Sydney deserved ongoing focus and should be the recipient of long term and responsive attention, which addressed the changing needs of the community as the region grows.
Capra stated “Government and policy makers need to recognise the outstanding economic contribution of the arts industry in Western Sydney, particularly the independent sector.
"The reports shows if you want to invest in arts and culture, Western Sydney is the place, as the return is greater than the CBD.
“Dollar for dollar Western Sydney is out in front."
“Our ask is simple and as the report recommends, we demand genuine engagement with Government and policy makers, genuine representation and to be a part of the decision making in regards to arts and culture, in the interests of seeing our industry reach its full potential.”
“Western Sydney deserves its own arts education capacity and its own cultural institutions, in close proximity to where people actually live. And for the rich content developed by artists, arts organisations and independents to be platformed and supported locally. Too many of our artists have to go interstate or overseas for recognition.”
"In Western Sydney, we are able to send our children to public schools, drive on state-owned roads and attend some of the best hospitals in NSW.
"But Western Sydney lacks cultural investment and is not inline with other State investment in infrastructure. This void has been picked up by Local Government and the NGO sector. I urge the government to support in partnership what already is in Western Sydney as outlined in the report.”
Capra said that the recommendation for a reference group for the industry was a tremendous way to formalise the work that the Western Sydney Arts and Cultural Lobby had been starting to do in advocating for the West.
Click here to view the Deloitte Access Economics report Building Western Sydney’s Cultural Arts Economy.
Image shows Parramatta's Riverside Theatre.
26th February 2015 - REPORT CALLS FOR A CLOSURE OF SYDNEY’S CULTURAL FUNDING GAP
27th November 2013 - STUDY REVEALS THE IMPACT OF PUBLIC ART MUSEUMS
19th August 2013 - AUSTRALIA COUNCIL REVEALS KEY TRENDS FOR PERFORMING ARTS
Asking a small favour
We hope that you value the news that we publish so while you're here can we ask for your support?
The news we publish at www.ausleisure.com.au is independent, credible (we hope) and free for you to access, with no pay walls and no annoying pop-up ads.
However, as an independent publisher, can we ask for you to support us by subscribing to the printed Australasian Leisure Management magazine - if you don't already do so.
Published bi-monthly since 1997, the printed Australasian Leisure Management differs from this website in that it publishes longer, in-depth and analytical features covering aquatics, attractions, entertainment, events, fitness, parks, recreation, sport, tourism and venues management.
Subscriptions cost just $90 a year.
Click here to subscribe.
The Complete Guide to Leisure Industry Products & Services.
SICO is at the forefront in innovative mobile folding and rolling, space efficient tables, stages, dance floors and many other products which help our customers optimise their use of space. Image…read more
Fitness On Demand™ is a market-leading developer of virtual group fitness products. Our innovative video delivery systems offer robust content and a simple-to-use, comprehensive web app. Fitness…read more
Swimplex Aquatics are a world-class company dedicated to the commercial pool, waterslide industry. We are Australian market leaders servicing all states Australia wide. Swimplex provide a full…read more
iEDM integrate Design, Engineering and Delivery Management services to convert existing spaces into exciting new entertainment venues. Our team consists of highly qualified professionals with diverse…read more
Mattioli provides award winning painting, flooring and waterproofing services to the aquatics and recreation sector. We’re recognised as the leading contractor in the industry with award-winning…read more
Otium Planning Group is a contemporary sport and leisure consultancy providing services in planning, facility development, management and funding for the sport, recreation and leisure industries…read more
get listed with our suppliers directory
Get your business noticed in our targeted directory. Viewed by 10,000 industry professionals per week!