The Sydney Public Hearings concerning the Impact of the 2014 and 2015 Commonwealth Budget decisions on the Arts are confirmed for:
- Wednesday 4th November in Western Sydney (Location TBC); and
- Thursday 5th November in Central Sydney (Location TBC).
The hearings are public and we encourage as many people as possible to come along and show their support.
If you made a submission to the Senate Inquiry and have been invited as a witness to present to either of the public hearings, we invite you to one of two meetings on Tuesday, 3rd of November. These meetings have been developed by TNN, Feral Arts, Paula Abood, and ArtsPeak to help you prepare and meet with others who are presenting. Whether or not you can come to some or all of a meeting it will provide a wonderful opportunity for witnesses, and our sector more broadly, to speak confidently and accurately to the Senate Committee. You are welcome to either or both meetings which are as follows:
Date: Tuesday, 3rd November
Meeting 1: Western Sydney 10am-1pm
Venue: Information + Cultural Exchange (ICE)
8 Victoria Rd, corner Villiers St (10 minutes walk from train station or ferry)
Meeting 2: Central Sydney 5-8pm
MEAA Meeting Room,
Ground Floor, 245 Chalmers Street, corner Redfern St (5 minutes walk from Redfern Station)
If you have any questions about these meetings, please don’t hesitate to contact Tamara Winikoff on firstname.lastname@example.org or 02 9368 1900.
The full programs for the Senate Inquiry public hearings will be available at the Australian Parliament site as soon as they are confirmed, but confirmation is often only the day before the hearings take place. There are also useful links there for those who are attending hearings. Go to: http://www.aph.gov.au
For background information visit NAVA’s website here or go to FreetheArts here for previous hearing reports and testimonies.