Explainer: what are ‘regional arts’ and why do they matter?

Art/Music/Design/Performing Art/Writing - 16 Mar 2015 by Sue Merry

At last year’s Regional Arts Australia Summit in Kalgoorlie-Boulder, Attorney-General George Brandis announced more than A$1 million in funding for regional arts projects across Australia, asserting that regional arts was one of the few areas to be quarantined from budget cuts.

But what are “regional” arts, exactly, and why do they matter?

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