Sunday, November 6, 2011

Craft Australia Defunded

On Thursday, 12 October, Craft Australia was officially notified that it has been ‘defunded’: it will receive no more triennial funding from the Australia Council for the Arts beyond the end of 2011.

While Craft Australia and the broad constituencies it represents and supports would dispute this decision, the result effectively means the organisation has no funds to operate beyond 31 December 2011. This decision comes at a point when the sector is poised to make some significant developments in relation to craft, design, innovation and the creative industries, and in which Craft Australia has played and would have continued to play a significant role.

And to show the value of their work Craft Australia has been posting Musing on a sustainable practice on the Craft Australia blog.

This is a very bad decision for all Australian Craftworkers.

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