Chamber calls for art operation
THE Chamber of Arts and Culture WA has launched a six-week campaign to highlight the value of the creative sector.
The ‘Art Improves Lives’ campaign wants to shine a spotlight on the positive contribution the arts make to the lives of people and lobby the Government to increase investment in the field.
Chamber executive director Henry Boston said the arts sector was in danger unless it received more funding.
“We have called for an election commitment from all political parties to stop the funding cuts and to pledge at least an increase of $100 million over four years to revive the sector and ensure the continuation and expansion of community programs,” he said.
“The impact of continuing cuts to the arts budget has already been felt across the sector, and it won’t be long before it begins to impact on WA’s bottom line.”