Ben Eltham on the state of our cultural policy

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In his article Your Cultural Policy Has Expired Ben Eltham joins the debate on the ‘State of the Cultural Nation’ in New Matilda.

He says that Australian cultural policy has failed to keep up with the rapid changes being experiences within arts and cultural communities. He also claims that it has altogether failed to recognise some rich cultural areas altogether.

Eltham reviews which cultural programs receive Federal funding and opines that the performing arts sector needs to move away from ‘elitism’ and recognise that Australians have an appetite for interesting, vibrant arts and ideas.

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