Cham­ber calls for art op­er­a­tion

Western Suburbs Weekly - - Health -

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.”

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