The Australia Council has announced its new vision for a creatively connected Australia where creative enterprise is entrenched across society, industry and government as the fuel that ignites our social, cultural and economic success.
Creativity Connects Us is the new five year strategy for the Australia Council for the Arts, the new strategic priorities respond to the rapidly changing landscape of Australian arts and creativity. Australia Council Chair Sam Walsh AO said the strategy is focused on investment in, and advocacy for, the immense value that creativity brings to the lives of all Australians. Australia Council Chair Sam Walsh AO said:
Everyone benefits from investment in arts and creativity, and we want the social, cultural and economic return on this investment to be well understood and recognised...Our new strategy continues our long term commitment to enabling our artists and cultural organisations to fully realise their creative potential and our commitment to First Nations arts and cultures. It includes new emphases on inclusivity, advocacy, and investing in arts and creativity that profoundly connects with the many communities that make up contemporary Australia.