New OzCo corporate plan outlines priorities for next five years
The Australia Council’s strategy and corporate plan for 2019–2023 outlines the strategic priorities for the funding body for the next five years.
Among the priorities outlined in the Creativity Connects Us report is an increase in public investment in arts and creativity by building greater government understanding of its value, and plans to develop a network of ambassadors and alumni to advocate for investment in the sector due to an increased awareness of the value of public investment in arts and creativity.
The organisation’s goals include an aim for 15 million attendances at Australia Council-supported arts activities each year, up from a target of 13 million for 2014–19; supporting at least 5700 new artistic works each year, equal to the previous target set; and supporting at least 200 culturally diverse applications (up from 150) worth $13m each year, up from the previous $10m goal.
In 2018–19, there were 22.6 million attendances at Australia Council-supported activities, 9568 artworks supported, and 364 culturally diverse applications funded, worth a total of $17.9m.
The Australia Council is expecting staff levels to remain constant and grants to increase by only 1.6% each year over 2019–23.
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