Impact of the 2014 and 2015 Commonwealth Budget decisions on the Arts

2 December 2015

© Commonwealth of Australia 2015
ISBN 978-1-76010-335-4

View the report as a single document - (PDF 2475KB)

View the report as separate downloadable parts:

Members of the committee (PDF 30KB)
Recommendations (PDF 70KB)
Chapter 1 - Introduction and background (PDF 317KB)

Referral and conduct of the inquiry
Structure of the report
A note on references
Figure 4: Australia Council annual expenditure 2012-13 to 2015-16 ($'000s)

Chapter 2 - Key issues: evaluating the changes to arts funding (PDF 300KB)

The (absence of a) policy
The Australia Council: what has been lost
The National Program for Excellence in the Arts
Funding to the literary sector
Screen Australia

Chapter 3 - Distribution, equity and diversity: the impact of the changes (PDF 179KB)

Individual artists, small and medium organisations: the arts 'ecosystem'
Geographic distribution of funding: equity and access
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Arts
Culturally and linguistically diverse communities
People with disabilities

Chapter 4 - Catalyst (PDF 90KB)
Chapter 5 - Committee views and recommendations (PDF 116KB)

The need for an arts policy
The Australia Council
The NPEA and Catalyst
Individual artists
Equity and diversity

Dissenting report from Government Members of the Committee (PDF 98KB)

Additional Recommendations

Appendix 1 (PDF 253KB)

Public submissions

Appendix 2 - Public hearings and witnesses (PDF 168KB)
Appendix 3 - Tabled documents, answers to questions on notice and additional information (PDF 76KB)

Answers to questions on notice
Additional information

Appendix 4 - Ministry for the Arts comparison of NPEA and Catalyst guidelines (PDF 611KB)

Committee Secretariat contact:

Committee Secretary
Senate Legal and Constitutional Affairs Committee
PO Box 6100
Parliament House
Canberra ACT 2600

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