Facilitating the continual improvement of workforce skills in the creative, leisure and technology sectors to drive economic growth & productivity, as well as enriching Western Australia's cultural and social landscape - now and into the future.
FutureNow acknowledges the Aboriginal and Torres Strait peoples of Australia as Traditional Custodians of the Lands and Waters. It honours their wisdom, cultures, languages and communities and pays respect to Elders past, present and emerging. We recognise the many contributions Aboriginal people make to our community, our businesses and to our learning. We accept the Uluru Statement from the Heart and embrace its invitation to walk alongside Aboriginal people united in a better future for all Australians.
Revive: Australia's new national cultural policy
The National Government’s new National Cultural Policy – Revive – has been released and will set the course for Australia’s arts, entertainment and cultural sector for the next five years. The policy is intended to "bring drive, direction and vision back to the $17 billion industry – which employs an estimated 400,000 Australians."
Backed by $286 million in dedicated funding over four years, Revive’s centrepiece is the establishment of Creative Australia. Creative Australia will be the Government’s new principal arts investment and advisory body. The governing body of Creative Australia will continue to be known as the Australia Council.
Within Creative Australia four new bodies will be established:
A new First Nations-led body that will give First Nations people autonomy over decisions and investments
Music Australia, a dedicated new body to support and invest in the Australian contemporary music industry
Writers Australia, to support writers and illustrators to create new works
A new Centre for Arts and Entertainment Workplaces to ensure creative workers are paid fairly and have safe workplaces free from harassment and discrimination
FutureNow acknowledges the Aboriginal peoples of Australia as traditional custodians of the lands and waters. It honours their wisdom, cultures, languages and communities and pays respect to the Elders past, present and emerging. We recognise the many contributions Aboriginal people make to our community, our businesses and to our learning. We accept the Uluru statement from the heart and and embrace its invitation to walk alongside Aboriginal people, united in a better future for all Australians.