In a year of unprecedented challenges for Australian arts and creativity, the Australia Council has been resolutely focused on delivering against the objectives set out in our corporate plan.
We have continued to champion the public value of investment in arts and creativity. Indeed, the pandemic has only reinforced the importance of cultural and creative participation for our economic and social well-being.
More Australians have turned to the arts and culture for comfort, connection and inspiration during this period even though it may have been from their loungeroom instead of being physically present in a gallery, theatre or festival crowd.”
Adrian Collette AM, Chief Executive Officer, Australia Council for the Arts