Arts and culture in an era of austerity: key stakeholder views on the current and future Australian context

Daniel, Ryan (2018) Arts and culture in an era of austerity: key stakeholder views on the current and future Australian context. International Journal of Cultural Policy. pp. 1-13. (In Press)

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Abstract

The arts and culture sector in many countries faces major challenges, as a consequence of ongoing austerity measures and changes in the ways in which the arts are experienced. In major nations such as the United States, the United Kingdom and in several European countries, there is considerable pressure to look for new ways of surviving in an age of consumerism, accountability and rapidly changing technologies. On the other hand, many Asian countries have invested heavily in building their arts and culture sector as part of the new twenty-first-century economy. The arts and culture sector in Australia faces serious challenges at present, including ongoing fiscal pressures, an absence of any national cultural policy and disruption as a consequence of changing governments. In order to explore these issues, interviews were held with 22 key leaders from a range of Australian organisations associated with arts representation, funding, policy and advocacy. The findings highlight both the challenges and opportunities facing Australia towards what may be considered the next wave of innovation and change.

Item ID: 49852
Item Type: Article (Research - C1)
ISSN: 1477-2833
Keywords: arts and culture; austerity; Australia; creative economy; cultural policy
Date Deposited: 14 Aug 2017 03:00
FoR Codes: 20 LANGUAGE, COMMUNICATION AND CULTURE > 2002 Cultural Studies > 200206 Globalisation and Culture @ 100%
SEO Codes: 97 EXPANDING KNOWLEDGE > 970120 Expanding Knowledge in Language, Communication and Culture @ 100%
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