National Day of Action today to protest arts cuts
A collective of artists and arts workers called the Protagonists have called for a National Day of Action today to protest recent cuts to the arts.
‘We are asking artists to take a stance, make an action—down tools, close your spaces, create a happening, a media event, or release a statement, MAKE A NOISE,’ the Protagonists said in a statement.
Planned events include ‘banner drops at high-profile arts venues, a “do read the comments” campaign encouraging artists and arts lovers to interact with anti-arts comments posted on mainstream media websites, and a demonstration outside Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull’s electoral office in Edgecliff (NSW)’.
The Protagonists spokesperson Bek Conroy told ArtsHub: ‘We want to draw attention to the complete lack of arts policy from the Liberal Government. The National Day of Action was also a response to the recent defunding of organisations by the Australia Council for the Arts.’
For more information about the campaign, click here.
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