About Us

Recent events have highlighted the need for the Australian arts sector to articulate and advocate for our common ideals. Our primary aim is that everyone involved in the Australian arts sector is represented by the principles of this Charter and that it is not owned by any one group or set of interests.

The Charter is as an advocacy tool. It is a public object, available to anyone engaging with arts policy development, be they artists, politicians or community leaders.

The intent of the Charter is to:

  • Enable a voice for artists, arts organisations, arts workers and supporters of the arts – across all artforms, locations and communities;
  • Articulate a vision of the role and purpose of the arts.

The Charter aims to ensure that mechanisms and support for the arts in Australia facilitates a strong, diverse and vibrant sector, now and in the future.

We are calling for your input into the seven core principles and the Charter now – please contribute. All suggestions and constructive criticism welcome.

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