ART, POLITICS, MONEY: Revisiting Australia’s Cultural policy
Every decade many Australian artists, curators, collectors and art tourists swing around Europe between April and November when the Venice Biennale, Documenta and the Skulptur Projekt Münster are aligned.
Following on from the last Fact Sheet that was published in the June 2017 Newsletter, the next step is to examine the issues of ABN or Australian Business Number and GST or Goods and Services Tax registrations.
The Government has released draft legislation that seeks to put into effect the changes for rental property claims, as foreshadowed in the last Budget.
For this edition I invited Emeritus Professor Chris Wallace-Crabbe from Melbourne University to review a very interesting book I read that is an excellent source of history about the genesis of the commercial aspects of the Australian art world.
The Government has announced that $80 million, the majority of funds from Catalyst will be transferred to the Australia Council from 1 July 2017, with the Department of Communication and the Arts keeping $2 million for arts funding.