Feedback on draft Guidelines for the National Program for Excellence in the Arts
3 August, 2015
Music Australia provided feedback sought by the Ministry for the Arts on the draft Guidelines for the National Program for Excellence in the Arts. We confined our comments to areas where we felt the Program could be strengthened. Issues of the need or case for this Program had already been addressed in our Submission to the Senate Inquiry into impacts of the arts budget decisions.
Our principal feedback was that the NPEA guidelines ought to prioritise diversity reflective of a wide spectrum of Australian arts activity and communities, and adopt a broad definition of excellence reflective of the artistic practice of all Australians.