MusicBrainz  is a peer‐reviewed source of music metadata that can be contributed to by anyone. Nearly all data is in the public domain. I think it would be greatly beneficial for entities such as the National Library of Australia’s Trove  to integrate with MusicBrainz’s vast data source—Trove could choose to increase their data quality of Australian artists and releases and MusicBrainz could benefit from the already ...more »
More opportunities for mid career artists to work with emerging artists has huge benefits on both sides. For the established artist it is an opportunity to be exposed to fresh ideas and approaches. for the emerging artist it is a way to build networks into the culture and be guided/mentored
I humbly suggest that music and arts funding in this country is too strongly focussed around performing arts and music. Whilst some provision exists for contemporary music producers and composers to extend their skills, projects and impacts, it's often limited to 'new music' and contemporary classical/free jazz. In addition, funding bodies and governments should recognise the contribution sound can make to interdisciplinary ...more »
allowing for connectivity to audiences and practitioners in maginalised practices such as Live Art regionally and internationally
Radio and TV Stations can get around current Local Content requirements by playing their local content at any time of day. Stronger requirements should be in place to encourage broadcasting of local content - during breakfast, business hours, drive-time, etc.
Set up Ipod docks in shopping centres with a video screen stream all music and videos on a big screen. The consumer will see what video or song she or he likes.Have a digital printer and cd printer on standby.The consumer decides on the song or video then downloads it to a ipod dock station.The cd or video is also printed and produced while you wait. This creates a new business model everyone is happy and everyone gets ...more »
Charge a fee with your internet subscription to cover illegal downloading to pay artists producers etc for creating all this work that people download.Introduce a levy on blank cd dvds to pay for illegal downloading.
The benefits, govt gets taxes the artist gets paid.
No use taking these smart kids to court they are too smart .
Digital economy act .To protect ceative digital art online,.All current laws are outdated .The french have new laws .I think the USA has the digital economy act.With the introduction of E books and the very fast broadband everything will change.Every business needs to change with the times otherwise we will be left behind or even worse go out of business.
A mentor based youth media organisation, particularly in regional communities, to produce local media (mining coys, gov depts, tourism, etc) using the NBN to interact on productions with other communities. Broadcast on Community TV and NITV
I would like to see sustainable 3D design software (architecture) amalgamated with gaming to enable collaborative online multiplayer sustainable design
Recognition of community arts and cultural development as ‘core arts’ - The community arts and cultural development sector has led a range of digital inclusion initiatives that are building participation, pathways into the creative industries, as well as producing vibrant and innovative content and cultural output with international resonance. This needs to be recognised and formally stated in the National Cultural Policy ...more »
Longer-term funding built-in to project support for the arts - The National Cultural Policy articulates the need for the widest possible participation of diverse communities in arts and culture. This requires multi-year funding for communities and community arts and cultural development organisations. Not one year, three year or four year funding. We are talking about funding for over six and ten year periods.
An advocacy organisation or program to support sector development in community-based arts and cultural development - This proposition was developed by the community arts and cultural development sector to undertake capacity building work for long-term impact. This would include long-term work in creating pathways and making use of knowledge that the sector has established, and would also ensure that this work around digital ...more »
Artists, arts organisations and community organisations are already delivering significantly on the areas outlined in the National Cultural Policy, including in cross-government partnerships and collaboration. The National Cultural Policy needs a mechanism, preferably led from the arts / cultural / community arts + cultural development sector to lead and leverage community partnerships and programs across government. ...more »
Establish a Digital Inclusion Initiative for Australia - The NBN is quite possibly the largest single investment in cultural infrastructure that has ever been known in Australia. However, many sectors of the arts, the creative industries and wider communities are unprepared to take advantage of opportunities, are facing many challenges in relation to technological change, and may be further disadvantaged by digital exclusion ...more »
A Federal version of the Interactive Media Fund (NSW Government) - Only a few days after the Public Sphere live event, the NSW government announced the continuation (and expansion) of the Interactive Media Fund—a move we welcome warmly. The Federal government would be well-placed to consider similar programs to help medium businesses graduate from the ‘indie’ game scene into a commercially-viable top-tier production studio. ...more »
Support, incentives and promotion for start-up companies - Public policy should stimulate networking and venture capital for hothouse projects rather than be poured into monolithic institutions that squander resources on consultants and management hierarchy. Why not provide low interest government loans for artists and cultural enterprises that mimic the micro-credit schemes enabling self-sufficiency in the developing ...more »
Rapidly changing cloud computing environment requires associated developments in standards and policy of which PROV has already done a lot of work. A cloud policy specific to digital storage for public/distributed collections is needed. An ‘Arts’ cloud that can ‘talk’ to other data sets/contributors is needed i.e. federated and replicated to all states and territories (rigorous backup protection default).
Establish national framework for best practise - Need to set up a National Framework for best practice digital culture that can support baseline development in a rapidly changing application environment.
There is need of an open platform to launch content, eg Digital NZ
Identify current issues which can be described through collections & partner with creative communities to create new content. Work with creative communities to explore new approaches to current issues. Use collections to illustrate this endeavour. Take the Australian Museum's Climate Change as an example. In many ways, this is a curated public discussion around current issues. How could this be broadened to create new ...more »
This would help in the sharing of information but also mitigate risk of out of copyright works. Perhaps a "copyright hotline"?
For cultural policies to have any impact/effect there must be a cross portfolio approach to funding strategies/initiatives where there are clear cultural benefits. Many arts based initiatives will delvier benefits in terms of Educaiton, Health, Indigenous, Regional,Trade and Communications portfolios. Accordingly, there needs to be an effective mechanism/process in bringing such initiatives to the wider government table. ...more »
Measure openness of collection metadata: what percentage of collection metadata is available in open, machine-readable formats. This could be measured against the five star deployment scheme for Linked Open Data and the 4 star classification-scheme for linked open cultural metadata developed at the LOD-LAM (Linked Open Data in Libraries, Archives and Museums) summit recently.
Measure accessibility of collections: measure the accessibility online but also across different languages, disability requirements, low bandwidth, etc.