Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2017 Week 12 Hansard (Thursday, 26 October 2017) . . Page.. 4600 ..
the new 2025 Major Events Strategy for the ACT, that directly impact their industry and compete with or compliment their own existing events.
(2) What was the outcome, if any, of that consultation.
(3) How might these new festivals achieve the stated objective of showcasing Canberra’s “cultural and creative industries”.
(4) Will this involve establishing a quota for local artists and producers.
(5) Will this involve a policy of preferential hiring of local companies or festival directors.
(6) Would the ACT Government consider providing additional arts project funding specifically for local artists to produce and promote their work at these new events, if the Government recognises the opportunity for such a festival to promote Canberra artists on a national or international stage.
(7) What metrics or models are used to measure the purported social and cultural benefits, noting the ACT Government is able to measure the economic benefit of potential events/festivals for the ACT economy.
(8) Is modelling undertaken to measure cultural benefits by quantifying the year-on-year increase in artists or artist opportunities/arts events/public image of Canberra as a “creative city”.
Mr Ramsay: The answer to the member’s question is as follows:
(1) There has not yet been any consultation regarding an Arts Biennial, however the ACT Government will consult with the arts and events community regarding the event.
(3) The stated objectives will be achieved through engagement with Canberra artists and arts organisations. The ACT Government is committed to supporting events that are vibrant, diverse, engage with the community, bring life to the city, and showcase our talent.
(4) There have been no decisions made regarding the establishment of a quota for local artists and producers. That said, the ACT Government is committed to supporting local artists and producers at its events and has done so in a number of local events and festivals.
(5) There have been no decisions made regarding a policy of preferential hiring of local companies or festival directors.
(6) There have been no decisions made regarding a funding model for the festivals or the commissioning/selection process for art elements.
(7) There have been no decisions made regarding metrics for social and cultural benefits.