ANA calls for a 21st century approach in submission to parliamentary inquiry into creative and cultural institutions

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A New Approach (ANA) has released its submission to the Parliamentary Inquiry, Creative and Cultural Institutions: Securing economic, social and cultural benefits for all Australians with a 21st century approach to culture and creativity. ANA strongly supports the broad scope of this inquiry, inclusive of cultural and creative industries and institutions, and making particular mention of Indigenous, regional, rural and community-based organisations. …

Australia’s cultural and creative economy in the spotlight

AAH News A New Approach, Media release

The latest report from independent arts and culture think tank, A New Approach, shines a light on  the multi-billion dollar value of our cultural and creative economy, and its post-pandemic growth potential to 2030 and beyond. The report being released today, Australia’s cultural and creative economy: A 21st century guide, aims to demystify Australia’s cultural and creative economy and help …

A New Approach releases working paper on Australia’s cultural and creative economy

AAH News A New Approach

Today, A New Approach (ANA) is pleased to release an extract from its next report, Australia’s cultural and creative economy: A 21st century guide. As a direct result of the impact of Covid-19, Australia’s cultural and creative life has been significantly disrupted. It’s been a tough time, but it’s given the nation a rare opportunity to reflect on what we …

What are the four drivers that have shaped Australia’s policy settings for arts and culture?

AAH News A New Approach, Media release, Policy & Research

A New Approach today released its fourth report, Behind the scenes: Drivers of arts and cultural policy settings in Australia and beyond. As a nation we are facing unprecedented challenges, as we wrestle with the consequences of back-to-back bushfire and pandemic crises as well as Australia’s first recession in 29 years. Arts and culture have a significant role to play …

Government package for Australian arts, culture and entertainment welcomed

AAH News A New Approach, Media release

As Australia charts a path beyond the COVID-19 lockdown, independent arts and culture think tank A New Approach (ANA) has welcomed today’s announcement from the Federal Government of a targeted financial package to get our arts, culture and entertainment industry up and running again. ANA Program Director Kate Fielding said ‘The Federal Government’s $250 million injection throws a lifeline that …

Middle Australia says arts and culture are fundamental to Australia’s way of life

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A key research report ‘A view from middle Australia: Perceptions of arts, culture and creativity’ commissioned by independent arts and culture think tank, A New Approach (ANA), captures Australians’ passion about the role art and culture plays in our lives. At a time when our nation has had to invent new ways to be creative, the report released today reveals …

Our cultural and creative future at the crossroads

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The first quarter of 2020 can best be summed up in one word – ‘unprecedented’. From severe drought, to calamitous bushfires, and now COVID-19, every element of our lives has been touched in some way. The Australian Academy of the Humanities offers its deepest sympathies to those experiencing loss, illness, isolation and financial strain at this extraordinary time. The Academy champions …

Cultural workers can roll up sleeves to heal our charred communities

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By Kate Fielding, A New Approach Program Director. First published in The Australian, 20 January 2020. Our nation is still reeling from widespread bushfire attacks on our communities and natural environment. The devastation of life, property, livelihood and cultural heritage already has been monumental, yet we are only halfway through summer. In responding to the fires, we have seen incredible …

New report reveals impacts of arts and culture on aging, health, learning, jobs and loneliness

AAH News A New Approach, Media release

The evidence is clear: when people engage in cultural or creative activities, they generally have better educational outcomes, are less lonely, are healthier both physically and mentally, and enjoy a happier and healthier life in old age. These are the findings of a new report, Transformative: Impacts of Culture and Creativity, produced by independent think tank A New Approach (ANA), …

New report presents the big picture on government arts and culture funding

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A new report released today by independent think tank, A New Approach (ANA), shows local governments are seeing the value of arts and culture in their communities, and are responding by stepping up their financial commitment and playing a bigger role in government support for arts and culture. The report, The Big Picture: public expenditure on artistic, cultural and creative …