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May 15, 2012

Australia Council review: artistic boards should be abolished

Arts Minister Simon Crean has released the findings of the Review of the Australia Council.

Ben Eltham — <em>Crikey</em> arts commentator

Ben Eltham

Crikey arts commentator

Arts Minister Simon Crean has released the findings of the Review of the Australia Council. While Crikey was still reading and digesting the report as we approached deadline, it’s clear from a first reading that the review has major implications for the future of the Australia Council and federal arts policy generally.

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  1. fozziewossie

    Opening up to more peers sounds like a good idea but I think they are missing a super important stream – the general public.

    Using a model like kickstarter or indiegogo except with virtual currency (peers and the general public could have a certain amount of free spend) as well as real currency (people can help by putting cold hard cash up against an idea) would allow a much more vibrant community.

    This model would allow each of the silo’s as well as groups that are not regularly represented to engage their audiences for support and really open up the whole process. Peers would have spend that should go towards the four guiding principles and to help set trends towards what should be promoted to the general public.

  2. Ben Eltham

    I believe this is the sort of suggestion the Review would like to see submitted to the Ideas Bank-type program they have suggested

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