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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2021 Week 08 Hansard (Thursday, 5 August 2021) . . Page.. 2519 ..


(7) a) Yes, the allocation of $100,000 per year continued past 2016–17.

b) $59,000 has been committed to the development of the ACT Government Protocol for the use of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Artwork. Upon recruitment of the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Arts Officer, the programs will be progressed, and the remaining funds will be expended.

(8-14) Whole of Government

Information sought from the whole of government is not in an easily retrievable form, and that to collect and assemble the information sought solely for the purpose of answering the question would require a considerable diversion of resources.

artsACT has this information readily available for questions (8) – (11) and has provided the below responses.

artsACT responses for questions 8-11

(8) The table below shows the number of artworks managed by artsACT that were commissioned or acquired by the ACT Government:

Year

a) commissioned

b) acquired*

c) installed

2021

Nil

Nil

Nil

2020

Nil

Nil

Nil

2019

2

1

ACT Government

2018

1

Nil

ACT Government

2017

1

Nil

ACT Government

2016

Nil

Nil

Nil

2015

Nil

Nil

Nil

2014

1

1

ACT Government

2013

Nil

1

ACT Government

2012

8

2

ACT Government

2011

12

4

ACT Government

2010

11

3

ACT Government

*Acquired works include gifts

(9) a) None of the pieces referred to above were created by Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander artists.

b) One artwork takes its name from the local Ngunnawal language, Ginninginderry Light 2013 by artist Geoff Farquhar-Still.

(10) The below table refers to artsACT budgets only:

Year

Budget

2021

Nil

2020

Nil

2019

Nil

2018

Nil

2017

Nil

2016

Nil


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