ARTS IMPROVES LIVES 2017 WA STATE ELECTION CAMPAIGN

The Chamber congratulates the newly elected Labor party and newly announced Minister for Culture and the Arts David Templeman.

The Chamber ran the #ArtsImprovesLives pre-election campaign calling on all parties to have a well-resourced arts policy as part of their election platforms. At the Chamber’s Arts Debate on 20 February Labor announced its arts policy which contained several infrastructure and program initiatives.

Labor promoted jobs and growth as its priorities during the election campaign. The Chamber believes that the arts and culture sector is well-suited to deliver on these priorities. We look forward to working with the Government and newly appointed Minister for Arts and Culture David Templeman on the government's arts policy.

In the countdown to the State election we shared stories from a variety of arts organisations and individual artists working in WA, as well as unique projects, that have had a positive impact within the WA community.

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  • 16th Mar 17

    Chamber calls on Labor Government to drive a diversified economy

    Media Release

    The Chamber of Arts and Culture said today that the newly elected Labor party has the opportunity to build a highly creative and diversified economy in Western Australia. This will be achieved by ensuring that policy and funding for the arts and creative industries allow this growing sector to make an even bigger contribution to our society.

  • 28th Feb 17

    Chamber Chair appointed to the Council of the National Gallery of Aust

    Media Release

    The Chamber of Arts and Culture WA congratulates its Chair, Helen Cook, on her appointment to the National Gallery of Australia Council.

  • 20th Feb 17

    Labor responds to Chamber request with Arts Policy launch at Arts Deba

    MEDIA RELEASE

    In front of a packed audience at the State Theatre Centre and streamed live on Facebook as part of the Chamber’s Arts Improve Lives campaign, the debate featured a panel of arts spokespersons from the four main parties and sought to establish the arts policies and funding commitments of each party.

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