51st Symposium
& annual Fellowship events


In response to the restrictions and uncertainty brought on by COVID-19, the 51st Symposium will be held as a series of free online webinars from 16-20 November 2020. 

Further announcements will be made over the coming months.

What transformations are necessary for
Australia’s cultural and creative future?

The 51st Academy Symposium will explore Australia’s cultural terrain, drawing on the insights of researchers, practitioners and policy makers.

Culture and creativity are a valued part of daily life for most Australians, but culture’s status as a public good has long been contested. Right now, this tension is colliding with dramatic shifts in production, consumption and distribution. In this time of disruption we will explore the opportunities for innovative public policy and new creative practice to help strengthen the cultural life of Australia.

The Symposium will be held as a series of free online webinars from Monday 16 to Friday 20 November 2020.

The webinars are open to all and will bring together Academy Fellows, humanities researchers and representatives from the arts and culture sector, government, universities, industry, philanthropy and the public.

A New Approach the independent think tank championing effective investment and return in Australian creativity and culture is the Principal Sponsor.

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