The PGAV has made a submission to the Australian Government’s development of a new National Cultural Policy. Taking Creative Australia as its starting point, the Albanese Government is committed to "delivering a new policy by the end of the year to establish a comprehensive roadmap to guide the skills and resources required to transform and safeguard a diverse, vibrant and sustainable arts, entertainment and cultural sector now and into the future".
Drawing on consultation with the public gallery sector in Victoria undertaken in 2020 and 2021, together with longitudinal benchmarking of our membership, the PGAV's submission outlines the sector's contributions to the 5 pillars underpinning a new policy - First Nations; A Place for Every Story; The Centrality of the Artist; Strong Institutions; and Reaching the Audience. It includes twenty recommendations to address the chronic sustainability challenges that are hampering Victoria’s public gallery sector. If adopted, these recommendations will ensure Victoria’s public gallery sector remains a driving force in Australia’s creative sector and a major contributor to Australia’s social, cultural and economic wellbeing.
The Public Galleries Association of Victoria (PGAV) acknowledges the Wurundjeri Woi-Wurrung people of the Kulin Nation as the Traditional Owners of the lands where our office is located, and all Traditional Owners of country throughout Victoria and Australia. We recognise Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples enduring traditions and continuing creative cultures. We pay our respect to Elders past, present and emerging.