We want our regional communities, who are rightly proud of their unique identities, to be able to express their talents, their values and their stories.
That's why we'll invest an additional $10 million in regional arts funding.
We will invest $6 million to restore the Regional Arts Fund, in real dollars to its 2004 peak;
We will invest a further $4 million so that regional and remote local governments to establish ongoing employment positions whose job will be dedicated to artistic cultural development, like cultural development officers.
Some grants currently have complex management requirements that can take regional artists away from their work. We commit to simplify the grant allocation, distribution and accounting systems so that regional artists can spend more time devoted to their projects.