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Art Matters!

Have your say about the value of the arts in our lives.
Let’s shout out for the various ways the arts provide benefit in the Far West:-
+ The arts provide direct and indirect economic benefits and opportunities for cultural tourism. Take a look at the number of public art sculptures and murals around, as well as the number of galleries that all contribute to supporting the Far West’s branding as a location rich in cultural heritage.
+ The arts support social well-being and help keep culture alive. Participation in the arts connects people, communities and culture. There are many opportunities in the Far West to build local Indigenous cultural tourism strategies.
+ Let’s think about how our creative sector can move forward from COVID-19, what support is needed and how we can increase access and opportunities.
The National Association of Visual Artists NAVA is calling for our voices to be heard in the government inquiry into and report on Australia’s Creative and Cultural Industries. Read more from NAVA here:https://visualarts.net.au/.../22-october-2020-our-chance.../?
Submissions due 22 Oct - now is your chance to make your voice count.
(Image: Myth and Mirage, replica of the boat explorer Charles Sturt carried inland. Made by sculptor Anthony Hamilton and developed for the Silver City Highway Sculpture Project of 1999. Repairs on the boat were carried out in 2014 using copper shingles by James Giddy + Kathy Graham from West Darling Arts and artist, Geoff DeMain).

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