Australia Ponders Arts Funding Cuts

The Australian has concluded a review of its arts spending, and will likely make funding cuts for the country’s major arts institutions. “The 15 institutions reviewed receive $75 million a year for depreciation of their buildings, equipment and collections. The institutions include the National Gallery of Australia, the National Library, the Australian Film Commission and the National Portrait Gallery, and all have been apprehensive since late last year when the Government confirmed a review of funding had started.”