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Australians for Artistic Freedom

The arts play a crucial role in our society. Art speaks truth to power and it shapes how we think about ourselves and the world.

Alliance_Logo_(High_Quality).jpgWe oppose the dramatic funding cuts to the arts announced in the recent federal budget, including shifting more than $100 million away from The Australia Council.

The reason the Australia Council exists is to ensure a peer-reviewed, independent system of funding to the arts. This independence is vital to protecting democratic freedom of expression. Individual Arts Ministers should not be the exclusive arbiter of artistic expression.   

We call on the Federal Government and Minister for the Arts George Brandis to reverse all proposed cuts to the arts sector and to support a vibrant and independent arts sector in Australia.

See the full list of eminent artists who have signed a joint letter to George Brandis here.

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    signed 2016-05-18 17:12:42 +1000
    Supporting the arts is crucial for the cultural well being of all Australians.
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    signed 2016-02-07 12:38:38 +1100
    I feel quite strongly about this issue but since I have multiple physical disabilities I am unable to volunteer, nor am I in a position to offer monetary assistance. I wish you all the best in this campaign.
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    signed 2015-09-18 00:04:04 +1000
    Being an art educator, art in any form helps child development in learning by artistic expression and creativity. It is fundamental of learning from scribbling (writing), blending/mixing colour (science/maths) and to using different kinds of materials. I used my artistic talent as stepping stone to where I am now and as well as many of my colleague in this field. As the saying goes "Earth without art is ‘eh’ ". We don’t want that to happened, do we?
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