The Space In Between

The Space In Between

An Australia Council for the Arts Vivid Event

This event took place on Wednesday 12 June at the Museum of Contemporary Arts.


To develop the conversation, the Australia Council for the Arts hosted, The Space in Between, a discussion on the future of creativity and the arts, as part of Vivid Ideas.


Australia Council research shows there has been a significant increase in the number of artists applying their artistic skills in other industries. Half of all professional Australian artists are now applying their creative skills outside the arts, up from around a third in 2009.

To develop the conversation, the Australia Council for the Arts hosted, The Space in Between, a discussion on the future of creativity and the arts, as part of Vivid Ideas.

Speaking at the event at Sydney’s Museum of Contemporary Arts on Wednesday, Australia Council CEO Adrian Collette AM called for greater investment in culture and creativity.

“Artists continue to explore new terrain, testing the fluidity and diminishing boundaries of future practice.  There is an increasing trend for artists to undertake creative work in more than one art form. More than half have been seriously involved at some point in their career in an art form other than their principal artistic occupation.”

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The Space in Between, Vivid Sydney. Alon Ilsar.

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