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National Cultural Policy

Architects and architectural culture do not slot easily into cultural policy. Those in other creative fields might well say the same, but the ambiguity around the professional and artistic identity of the architect amplifies the problem. Are architects artists? Or ‘creatives’, like those in advertising and marketing? ... (read more)

This week the ABR Podcast considers Revive, Labor’s new National Cultural Policy. In a commentary for the March issue of ABR, Jennifer Mills, novelist and director of the Australian Society of Authors, separates the theatre from the substance at the launch of Revive. Mills asks how, precisely, Writers Australia will function, and whom it will benefit. Listen to Jennifer Mills reading ‘A revival meeting at the Espy: Labor’s new National Cultural Policy’.

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