The Australian Government has released its national cultural policy, REVIVE: a place for every story, a story for every place. Download a copy here: arts.gov.au/publications/national-cultural-policy-revive-place-every-story-story-every-place
The key measures for public galleries and the visual arts:
- Sharing the national collection by establishing a program of long-term loans of works form the National Gallery of Australia's collection to regional and suburban cultural institutions across Australia
- Introducing stand-alone legislation to protect First Nations knowledge and cultural expressions, including to address the harm caused by fake art, merchandise and souvenirs.
- Enhancing the Resale Royalty Scheme to provide royalty payments to visual artists, including First Nations artists, from the commercial sale of eligible works internationally.
- Developing an Arts and Disability Associated Plan, under Australia's Disability Strategy 2021-31, to enable people with disability to access and participate fully in the cultural and creative life of Australia.
- Increasing support for regional arts and culture through an increase to Regional Arts Fund.
- Supporting specialist in-school arts education programs that directly draw from cultural and creative sector expertise, focusing on areas of identified disadvantage.
- Providing pilot funding to support access to art and music therapy programs, and generate valuable data on the broader community impacts of, and demand for these services.