Sunday, May 28, 2017

Jim McDonald’s statement on regional arts

Posted by Jim on August 8, 2010

When I looked at the Arts policies for the 2007 Federal election, and Peter Garrett’s arts policy was the only other policy out there apart from the Greens’ the first thing that struck me was that it was about funding established companies and organisations to visit the regions on tours with mostly one night performances and travelling exhibitions.

When, just before the election date, the Liberals came out with an Arts policy, it was more of the same.

Jim with supporters after the regional arts launch at The J, Noosa

My opponent’s party, which claims to have special relevance for the regions, doesn’t have an arts policy at all, let alone a regional arts policy. In fact, their platform doesn’t even contain the word, “Art” except part of the word, “part”.

We have a broad appreciation of the Arts. We mean, as the Queensland Regional Arts and Culture Strategy 2010–2014 defines it, the visual arts, music, dance, writing, craft, theatre, media art, design, public art, events, festivals, exhibitions, community cultural development and preservation of knowledge, stories, heritage and collections.

WAIT! There is more to read… read on »

Facebooktwittergoogle_plusredditpinterestlinkedinmailby feather

Regional Arts Policy

Posted by Jim on May 2, 2010

The launch of this policy is designed to get the ball rolling on a discussion about arts in the regions, which is no longer constrained by metropolitan perspectives and metropolitan solutions.

A discussion that is about the need for serious money in the regions to support the arts in the regions.

When I looked at the Arts policies for the 2007 Federal election, and Peter Garrett’s arts policy was the only other policy out there apart from the Greens’ the first thing that struck me was that it was about funding established companies and organisations to visit the regions on tours with mostly one night performances and travelling exhibitions.

When, just before the election date, the Liberals came out with an Arts policy, it was more of the same.

My opponent’s party, which claims to have special relevance for the regions, doesn’t have an arts policy at all, let alone a regional arts policy. In fact, their platform doesn’t even contain the word “Art” except as part of the word, “part”. WAIT! There is more to read… read on »

Facebooktwittergoogle_plusredditpinterestlinkedinmailby feather