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.
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 »
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).
This would help in the sharing of information but also mitigate risk of out of copyright works. Perhaps a "copyright hotline"?
Over the next decade we’ll also have to confront one of the great Twentieth Century conceits; that artists are a separate breed from scientists, Engineers and business people. Prior to the beginning of the last Century it was accepted a tradesman or inventor could also be an artist and this damaging idea of silos between creative and so called ‘real’ industries, suited only to a brief period of our mass industrial development, ...more »
Review definition of media and recognise value of new media. Convergence - adapt and revisit old definitions of media. Look at the concept of storytellers and storytelling, embrace the new platforms, media and process innovation needed. Recognition of new media - eg implementation of games offset for narrative based interactive and artistic expression
Encourage and support film/media collaborations - between content producers, platforms and government on productions [from Matthew Deaner's speech, see slides]
Establishment and funding of games cultural bodies (rather than just industry bodies). Australian needs a federally represented council including representatives of developers, industry, community & retail to influence policy.
"We need to be wary of the UK digital econ. model, which fell in behind existing digital rights holders, not innovation" [Paul Wallbank from speech to live event] ref http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Digital_Economy_Act_2010. Copyright and IP apparently major themes for all sectors #publicsphere shows we shouldn't follow UK model
Support mechanisms for creative digital creative archives: Collection policies need to be developed to identify exactly what is meant by a Digital Creative archive. More than that, programs, procedures, standards and guidelines for formats, migration and emulation need to be developed, resourced and supported.
Deposit legislation is extended to audiovisual and digital materials so cultural institutions can easily and legally harvest works distributed by broadcast and the internet. It could also ensure that they are legally able to undertake the preservation copying of materials that may otherwise be prevented by legal or technical piracy protections.
Recognise and support the contribution to arts and culture of the Maker and Hackerspaces community within Australia.
CAMD would suggest that the NCP draft goals be expanded to include a goal which aims to promote a dynamic cultural heritage that is preserved, easily accessed and continually developed and which faciltates cultural connection and expression for all Australians. Australia's major museums play a crucial role, in collaboration with Indigenous communities, in protecting and promoting understanding in Australia and abroad ...more »
CAMD would urge that the NCP embrace a broader concept of culture which acknowledges the importance to cultural and creative life of 'cultural memory' and the cultural collections which sustain, interpret and develop it. Culture as a concept is much broader than the arts alone. Culture covers both the tangible and intangible aspects of life which give us our identity and sense of self. Culture includes beliefs, traditions, ...more »
Digital Community Building @ ACMI “In Our Words” is a collection of nearly 200 stories of Victorian veterans as digital stories and mini-documentaries, which comprise a “Virtual Veterans Museum”. The timing of this initiative had a sense of urgency: the number of Victoria’s Veterans was and is rapidly declining due to the ageing of the World War II veterans. It was therefore important to collect these stories in a format ...more »
Recognition that 'digital' does not simply mean marketing or a platform for art. Digital arts/media arts is a creative experience in its own right, one which frequently places the audience at the heart of the experience. Supporting 'digital platforms' or commercial digital contexts is not enough. Open research & experimentation without the pressure of commercial success is essential for growth
Strategies for preserving content that is born digital - as it is equally important as preserving other cultural content. More and more of Australia's new cultural content is born digital. Many cultural works, including film, sound, computer games, art works, websites, personal records, government records, literature, etc., are created digitally, distributed digitally, and often only exist in their digital manifestations. ...more »
They present a great way of fleshing out ideas. however capacity to make solutions scalable & long-term demands support
As a result of its history as a federated nation, the major museums of long standing are located in the states. It is essential for the Federal Government to support the development of national programs that reach and strengthen all Australian Galleries, Libraries, Archives and Museums GLAM's not only the national institutions. In the absence of such a nationwide approach Australia will fall further behind due to the ...more »
Public Engagement - needs to be supported at a GLAM policy level. Talk to people, the users of technology, look for ways to engage citizens in the creation of cultural heritage through providing their stories, context, feedback, error correction. Enable Australians to contribute Australian content for Australian stories, cultural institutions should value crowd curation and co-curation of collections with the public. ...more »
Review cultural funding policies - review and overhaul cultural funding policies to recognise change in GLAM sectors. Current policies re stuck in old models of reaching the public and new opportunities not recognised or rewarded in funding policies
The Australia Council invested $83.5 million in music in 2011, of which only $5.3 million goes to the Music Board and not all of that to contemporary music. This needs to be increased by at least $5 million targeted at contemporary music industry development.
Commission a Nugent-style report to investigate the financial viability of the music (and small to medium arts) sector and secure the future.
Eg - Securing the future: Contemporary Music and the small to medium arts sector. The contemporary music sector is facing similar issues that the major performing arts companies faced ten years ago. Funding, access, financial viability and artistic vibrancy.