'Love your work' report released
For those who are interested in staying abreast of federal arts policy, there's an interesting report just released from the Major Performing Arts Board of the Australia Council called 'Love your work'. Researched by Jackie Bailey, the report analyses the theatre sector nationwide, focusing especially on the linkages between the fringe, the small-to-medium sector, and the Major Performing Arts organisations, including career pathways through each of the sectors. Written in refreshingly clear and commonsense language, this is a useful report that connects in interesting ways to the 'Make it New' framework from the Theatre Board of the Australia Council. I'll have something more detailed to say shortly, but the report can be found in its entirety here, as well as several interesting funding initiatives that respond to the reports reccomendations. One of the more interesting reccomendations is the establishment of a national theatre forum, to better maintain dialogue between difference scaled organisations within the sector, and the first such forum is planned for May/June. Which is great, except version 1.0 will be on tour through regional Australia until June 21, and so will probably miss out. Bugger.