Non-Artists Control Aussie Arts

Just who is running Australian arts organizations? Not artists. “Just under 12 per cent of the directors on the 40 boards are practising artists, former artists, or teachers in the arts. The 40 boards comprised 356 directors, of whom 42 are artists, artistic directors or teachers of an art form. The nation’s arts boards are dominated by marketing executives, investment bankers, professional company directors, media personalities and accountants.”