Arts and Culture Focus at the Regional Forum

We are pleased that Kate Fielding the Program Director of A New Approach, and an arts and cultural sector leader, advocate, and strategist will share the results of recently released research on investment in arts and culture by local government. This investment provides the building blocks of local and regional arts and cultural experience and life across every community in Australia.

Arts, culture and the creative industries are increasingly being valued by local governments to help build community cohesion, well being and resilience, strengthen economic development, highlight local talent, natural assets and cultures and provide attractive places to live, work and visit.

A New Approach is an independent think tank championing effective investment and return in Australian arts and culture. A New Approach believes that when it comes to culture, we all contribute to—and benefit from—our shared cultural confidence. A New Approach was established in 2018 and is supported by a $1.65M commitment by The Myer Foundation, the Tim Fairfax Family Foundation and the Keir Foundation. A New Approach is based at the Australian Academy of the Humanities in Canberra.