Criticisms Of Aussie Arts Funding Increase

The Australian government has pledged an increase in arts spending of $19 million over the next four years. But some are disappointed. A report last year recommended a $9 million a year increase. And there are strings attached to the money that is offered. “The Federal Goverment’s pledge, which averages out to $4.75 million a year, falls a little short, and comes with strings attached – it is contingent on the states and territories matching the amount dollar for dollar.”