Page 5244 - Week 12 - Thursday, 27 October 2011

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(2) What feedback has the Cultural Facilities Corporation given on this proposal.

(3) What community groups have been consulted on this proposal.

(4) Will any groups’ use of the centre be curtailed during this development, and if so, which groups.

Ms Burch: The answer to the member’s question is as follows:

(1) The ACT Government allocated $100,000 in 2011-12 for a Scoping Study to determine how to best create Arts Hubs in the ACT. In the first instance, Arts Hubs to be scoped will be developed for visual arts and creative industries (Kingston), performing arts (The Street Theatre) and music (Ainslie Arts Centre). These Arts Hubs will facilitate the sharing of administration and resources, so that local arts organisations can concentrate more on arts activity and programs. An officer within artsACT commenced worked on this initiative on 13 September 2011.

(2) Consultation on this project has not commenced.

(3) Consultation on this project has not commenced. Key stakeholders within the music community will be consulted, including:


ACT Cultural Council music and youth representative

Australia Council for the Arts representative

ANU School of Music

Music for Everyone

Canberra Youth Music

Department of Education and Training


Canberra Symphony Orchestra

Eisteddfod Society

Office of Youth, Community Services Directorate

ACT Health

Music Educators Network/Music Council

Woden Youth Centre

ACT Live Music Association

BMA Magazine

Woden Valley Youth Choir

Canberra City Band

Young Music Society

Pro Musica - Canberra International Music Festival

Musica Viva

ArtSound FM

Private music schools

(4) It is anticipated that the use of Ainslie Arts Centre will be enhanced by it becoming a music hub.

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