Author(s): Cathy Hunt
In 2008 arts strategist Cathy Hunt co-authored Platform Papers 15, A Sustainable Arts Sector: What will it take? In this paper she brings us new insights and findings. In 2013 the newly-elected Queensland Government made budget cuts across the public sector resulting in the loss of c.14,000 jobs. In the arts it was the method as much as the cuts that raised questions. Hunt uses the impact and its aftermath to look more widely at the state of the arts today, and considers a bigger issue facing the not for profit sector:how the public value artists and arts organizations, how they will be paid for and what impact the needed changes will make on the structures within which art is created and delivered?