Australia - International Document

Behind the scenes: Drivers of arts and cultural policy settings in Australia and beyond


Author(s):*Listed Alphabetically
Fielding K, Trembath J L

Year of Publication:
2020

Publisher(s):
A New Approach, Australian Academy of the Humanities

Publication Type:
Report

Abstract:

This report, which is the fourth in A New Approach’s (ANA) Insight series, draws on 70 years of Australian and international arts, cultural and creative policies.

Part 1 unpacks and explores the four most prominent policy drivers evident in the international literature on cultural policy from the last 70 years to understand where each has come from, how policy makers have used them, and some of the outcomes that commonly occur when they are applied.
Part 2 provides a selective timeline of Australian cultural policy history, in order to illustrate where and how the policy drivers have accumulated within Australia’s cultural policy settings between 1950 and 2010, and with what consequences.
Part 3 explores the current state of cultural policy settings in Australia and asks: are our existing settings match-fit for the emerging, often unprecedented challenges of 21st century Australia?
Part 4 demonstrates the implications of Australia’s cultural policy settings, and shows how strategic deployment of the policy drivers can create significant opportunities to benefit the nation.



Evidence Type: Policy Document

Research Purpose: Discussion / Debate

Context: Community

Art Forms: Multi-Arts

Access Type: Free Download

APA Citation:

Trembath, J.L. & Fielding, K. (2020). Behind the scenes: Drivers of arts and cultural policy settings in Australia and beyond. Canberra: A New Approach and Australian Academy of the Humanities