In response to recent articles, Australia Council CEO Adrian Collette offers his opinions on RISE funding.
Interview with Wes Lambert and Adrian Collette AM
“The longer the social distancing goes, the more critical the cash flow issue is going to become”
Australian Council for the Arts CEO Adrian Collette has spoken up over the past couple of days about the issues the arts sector is currently facing and will face once restrictions lift.
Australia’s $15 billion arts industry has been smashed apart by the restrictions put in place to tackle coronavirus.
This week has seen another major blow, with major cultural centre in Sydney, Carriageworks, going into voluntary administration as a direct result of the virus.
Tourism has been a major casualty of COVID-19, but the arts have been hit equally hard.
Dozens of events including concerts, comedy festivals, music festivals and theatre performances have been cancelled.