At the beginning of June, Ausdance joined ArtsPeak (the confederation of national peak arts organisations) in calling for a Senate Inquiry into the 2015 Budget funding cuts to the Australia Council and the rechanneling of those funds into a new funding program called National Programme for Excellence in the Arts.
Now a reality, the Senate Inquiry into the 2015 & 2014 budget cuts to the arts is calling for submissions from artists and arts organisations.
If you're an artist, and you can write down how the funding changes have affected you, you should write a letter and submit it to the Inquiry.
We urge you to add your submission by the 17 July closing date. Check out the 'how to make a submission to the Senate Inquiry toolkit' from ArtsPeak member National Association of Visual Arts (NAVA).
Submission deadline: 17 July 2015.
In case you missed it...
Here's what Ausdance has been saying about the recent changes to the Australia Council's funding and its impact on artists and the arts ecology.