New report highlights drop in government funding for arts and culture

A new report produced by “A New Approach”, published by the Australian Academy for the Humanities, tracks the reduction in federal government funding on per capita basis over the past decade, showing that state and local government are stepping in to fund the shortfall.

The report includes recommendations for all three tiers of government and issues a call for a coordinated effort to ensure the future sustainability of arts and culture.

The report, The Big Picture: public expenditure on artistic, cultural and creative activity in Australia, is available at: http://www.humanities.org.au/new-approach/report1/