There’s real value in our arts

By Alison Mckenzie-Folan | 22 April 2024

What is the value of art and culture to our places? In the pressurised atmosphere of a local government sector in crisis the financial bottom line is dictating the answer to this question. The outcomes are threatening to be nothing short of a tragedy.

We are all aware of the impossible positions local government leaders are in. Statutory services are prioritised to avoid section 114s, those already under Government scrutiny are making cuts to cultural institutions which are the bedrock of civic life.

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