At the Meeting of the Cultural Ministers in Canberra on 14 September, Ministers noted the important contribution of the Major Performing Arts (MPA) sector, as part of an ecology that also includes small-to-medium companies, to the development of the arts in Australia, and agreed to the release of a national consultation paper.
Ministers also indicated that, following consultation, they will consider proposed enhancements to the MPA Framework out of session by early 2019.
A second phase of consultation is seeking a response to the Major Performing Arts Framework Consultation Paper. The consultation paper proposes a range of features to strengthen the MPA Framework to create an enhanced framework that is better positioned for the future.
Councils are invited to provide a submission or register to attend a forum in their state or territory. Further information, including forum dates, is available here.
The consultation period will close on 26 November 2018.
If you have any questions regarding the submission process or attending a forum, please don't hesitate to contact firstname.lastname@example.org.