The Australian Government releases its national cultural policy


The Australian Government releases its national cultural policy

Monday January 30th, 2023

The Australian Government has released its national cultural policy, REVIVE: a place for every story, a story for every place. Download a copy here:

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.

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.

We are an LGBTQIA+ friendly organisation and celebrate cultural diversity.