Creative Arts Futures: Probable. Possible. Imagined.
Last year NiTRO posed the question ‘Watt’s next for creative arts?” Now, in the first half of 2017, despite the release of the Watt report and a flurry of consultation papers and government statements, we appear no nearer to a definitive answer. Australian artists and educators are not alone. Our international counterparts are all struggling to understand what the current political volatility will mean for national and global arts and culture. Sometimes it appears that all we can do is wait for the clouds to lift and hope that a shaft of sunlight may shine our way.
In the meantime, we reprise our original question as our contributors consider what could, and should, be ahead for tertiary creative arts?