The Australia Council’s governing body, meeting in Sydney today, continued discussions of the Council’s planned reorganisation announced in December last year, and was unanimous in its support for the general thrust of the implementation plan.
Final consideration of all aspects of the reorganisation is scheduled for the Council’s April 5-6 meeting in Hobart.
Before the Hobart meeting, the Council will hold a follow-up workshop on March 22 of key new media arts stakeholders, invited to discuss the reorganisation with the Council’s Taskforce.
Recommendations from this meeting–and from earlier workshops with stakeholders from the community cultural development sector–will be considered in the finalised models to be presented in Hobart.
The final recommendations will also consider public submissions in response to the proposed models for Community Partnerships and New Media/Inter-Arts. Public submissions on the models, as well as other elements of the reorganisation, can be made until March 31.
In May-June this year, the Council will conduct a series of public meetings around Australia to outline the new structure and discuss its implications for the sector.