Inquiry into the arts submission template

The closing date for submissions to the Inquiry into Australia’s creative and cultural industries and institutions is 22 October 2020. NAVA encourages artists, arts workers, organisations, networks, academics, audiences, students and friends to add your voice, detailing the benefits the arts bring to Australia, and the significant impacts that COVID-19 has had on our industry. Refer to the template below as a guide to writing your submission.

Standing Committee on Communications and the Arts
House of Representatives
Parliament House

communications.reps@aph.gov.au

 

[insert date]

 

Dear Committee Members,

Re: Inquiry into and report on Australia’s creative and cultural industries and institutions

Opening statement

e.g. I welcome the opportunity to contribute to this inquiry.

 

About you

State your credentials (as an independent artist or other arts professional, representative of an organisation, audience member, arts supporter, arts educator etc)

 

Body paragraph/s

Write more comments about you to give context to your response to the Inquiry into Australia’s creative and cultural industries and institutions. You might like to include:

  • your experience in/of the arts. e.g. as an artist you have experience working with Australia’s creative and cultural industries and institutions; or as an organisation you play this role in the industry; or as a network you contribute this and mean that to the industry; or as an arts worker you fill this role and that role for this institution as well as that one; or as an audience member / arts lover, Australia’s creative and cultural industries and institutions means this and that to you…
  • the potential impact of this inquiry on the arts and/or your role in the arts
  • the rationale for your views 


Inquiry Terms of Reference

You could go on to address the points listed in the Inquiry Terms of Reference or choose just one or two that you have some experience with and ideas on – see the list below.


  • The direct and indirect economic benefits and employment opportunities of creative and cultural industries and how to recognise, measure and grow them

Start with the personal. What are the direct and indirect economic benefits to you and your practice, organisation or work? And what would help you thrive in your field? This is a great opportunity to share your vision and ideas for an ambitious and fair arts industry.

For broader benefits, refer to statistics

https://www.communications.gov...

https://www.communications.gov...

https://www.communications.gov...

https://www.tai.org.au/content...

http://www.magsq.com.au/cms/pa...

https://www.uama.edu.au/siteas...

https://www.australiacouncil.g...

https://www.sgsep.com.au/proje...

https://www.mckinsey.com/featu...

https://www.humanities.org.au/...

https://visualarts.net.au/advo...

For ways to recognise and grow the industry, draw on NAVA’s advocacy and campaigns for arts policy, economic reform and adoption of the Code of Practice

https://visualarts.net.au/advo...

https://visualarts.net.au/advo...

https://visualarts.net.au/code...

https://visualarts.net.au/advo...


  • The non-economic benefits that enhance community, social wellbeing and promoting Australia's national identity, and how to recognise, measure and grow them

Again, start with the personal. What are the non-economic benefits to you and your practice, organisation or work? And what would help you thrive in your field? Art empowers us to relate critically to a changing world. Artists are instrumental to our sense of identity, affecting our capacity to understand and relate to one another. This is a great opportunity to share your vision and ideas for what it would mean to strengthen and celebrate the arts as a nation.

For references, see

https://www.australiacouncil.g...

https://www.tai.org.au/content...

http://www.humanities.org.au/n...

https://www.humanities.org.au/...

https://www.humanities.org.au/...

https://www.pc.gov.au/__data/a...


  • The best mechanism for ensuring cooperation and delivery of policy between layers of government

Your opportunity to share the difficulties and your suggestions for improving local, state and federal government policies and procedures to support your practice and or organisation.

To understand the three tiers of government, read https://peo.gov.au/understand-...


  • The impact of COVID-19 on the creative and cultural industries

Loads of information you can draw on and refer to on NAVA’s website here https://visualarts.net.au/advo...

https://visualarts.net.au/advo...


  • Avenues for increasing access and opportunities for Australia's creative and cultural industries through innovation and the digital environment.

Think ambitiously and fairly about equity, access and inclusivity as well as Intellectual Property and other practitioner rights. Refer to references above, also

https://visualarts.net.au/news...

https://visualarts.net.au/guid...

https://visualarts.net.au/code...

 

You could finish by thanking the Inquiry for the opportunity to express your views.

 

Yours sincerely,

(Your signature)

Your full name