What do we want the arts sector to look like in 2030? What actions are needed to turn our visions for the future into realities?

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Arts Front is a four-year arts sector visioning project (2017–2020) being led by Feral Arts. It connects all artforms and supports all parts of the Australian arts and cultural sector to identify and act on issues that affect all of us.

Arts Front aims to unlock the incredible potential of a conscious, connected and collaborative arts sector in creating a more just, equitable, sustainable and inclusive Australia – and a better world.

By focusing on the arts sector’s contributions to the broader cultural and social fabric, Arts Front is designed to complement and enhance efforts to articulate and evidence the intrinsic and economic value of the arts.
Arts Front looks beyond the constraints of the national realm to connect local actions with an emerging globalism.

The work is framed by key international human rights agreements and aligns with the UN’s 2030 Sustainable Development Goals to link arts sector actions across Australia with global priorities and targets.
The Arts Front Compact is a distillation of the ideas, principles and priorities identified through Arts Front visioning into a shared statement on the future of arts and culture in Australia in 2030.
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The Arts Front Platform is a new software system being developed to support the work of artists, encourage collaboration and report on shared actions.
The work in 2020 is being supported by a National Leadership Group of artists from across the country.

The Arts Front project culminates in November 2020 with a national sector gathering to launch of the Arts Front Compact and the new Arts Front Platform, and kick start ten years of collaborative cultural action.

Arts Front is is an initiative of Feral Arts.

Feral Arts and Arts Front and have been assisted by the Australian Government through the Australia Council, its arts funding and advisory body.

Feral Arts and Arts Front are supported by the Queensland Government through Arts Queensland.