Value of the arts
The National Arts Council (NAC) will continue paying the artists whose gigs have been disrupted by the Covid-19 coronavirus pandemic.
COVID-19 has brought into stark relief, as crises often do, the necessity of culture for people and communities. At a time when billions of people are physically separated from one another, culture brings us together. It provides comfort, inspiration and hope at a time of enormous anxiety and uncertainty.
At all levels, from local to national, arts funders in Canada have been trying hard to respond to the COVID-19 crisis.
Speech by Mr Baey Yam Keng, Senior Parliamentary Secretary for Ministry of Culture, Community and Youth & Ministry of Transport at the Committee of Supply Debate 2020.
Stanford University Professor Dr Tina Seelig will present a public talk in Sydney as part of a series of events offered under a new partnership between the UNSW Centre for Ideas, UNSW Art & Design and the Australia Council for the Arts.
Creativity connects us, especially in times of uncertainty and emergency. And as the impact of Australia’s bushfire crisis continues, arts and creativity will be crucial to the recovery of our communities.