Media Release: Time is running out for the government to save the arts sector.
PAC Australia says government funding must come now to save the arts sector. The call comes further to the Meeting of Cultural Ministers yesterday which failed to make an assistance package available.
PAC Australia Executive Director Katherine Connor said, “Arts organisations are major employers and drivers of their local economies. Many performing arts centres across the country are now considering whether they will be forced to close permanently, which will have devastating impacts not only on the sector, but also for the communities they serve. Companies are having to make difficult decisions about their ongoing viability right now and the government needs to respond accordingly. Time is simply running out.”
Read the full media release here.