#9 Working group 9: What are we going to do about ensuring ongoing financing the arts?

Friday 10:00am / Basement Theatre 2
1 Hour / Google Hangout

Facilitators: Jennifer Tran & Rebecca Conroy

Key Points (Updated Live)

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  • The ‘new economy’ is an emerging movement which provides an opportunity for new ways to talk about value and recognise the unique and specific ways we produce and distribute our resources.

    We considered hard and soft infrastructure — what ‘pillars’ support the sector we work in.

    HARD infrastructure includes: housing, work spaces (BOH/making space and FOH/presentation spaces), art schools/education institutions.

    SOFT infrastructure includes: people, networks (within the sector and across sectors), social capital, education, training & development, professional pathways.

    Conventional financial support takes the form of government funding, philanthropy, private support, earned income, commercial streams and the gift economy. We want a fuller consideration of social capital.

    Recommendation #1: That the working group continue to discuss ideas raised and what models/financial modelling could be adopted within the new economic framework, and what capacity building is needed to support this exploration.

    Recommendation #2: That AMPAG, TNN and other peaks work together to develop 2-3 key messages in their submissions to the Inquiry into Innovation and Creativity: Workforce for the New Economy, which is due 13 January 2017.

    Recommendation #3: That representatives from the working group based in Sydney approach the City of Sydney to request that arts & culture are considered in the 100 Resilient Cities initiative, part of the 100 Resilient Cities initiative by the Rockefeller Foundation, which considers the capacity of individuals, communities, institutions, businesses, and systems within a city to survive, adapt, and grow no matter what kinds of chronic stresses and acute shocks it experiences.