ACT Arts Policy Framework Review

The 2009 Review of the Arts in Canberra by Peter Loxton and Associates recommended the development of a new arts policy for the ACT. This also included an extensive external review of the ACT arts sector.

The subsequent development of the ACT Arts Policy Framework was undertaken internally by artsACT in conjunction with the former ACT Cultural Council and following community consultation. Minister for the Arts, Joy Burch MLA released the Framework on 19 July 2012. As part of the ACT Government’s ongoing commitment to community participation and engagement, the ACT Arts Policy Framework was reviewed in 2015 to ensure that it continued to be a relevant and engaged policy. 

ACT Arts Policy Framework Review Consultation Report

Some key parts of the report are available below:

Download the full ACT Arts Policy Framework Review Consultation Report [PDFPDF 696KB

The outcome of the consultation resulted in the development of the 2015 ACT Arts Policy was released on 30 June 2015.

ACT Arts Policy Framework Review Reference Group


A Reference Group was established in January 2015 to provide input and support to artsACT on the Review of the ACT Arts Policy Framework (the Review) including the community consultation process and sector analysis.  They were appointed for the duration of the review period.

Terms of Reference

  • Provide input to artsACT on the ACT Arts Policy Framework, the Review and sector analysis.
  • Participate in, support and provide input to the community consultation components of the Review.
  • Provide comment on draft documentation related to the Review.


The members of the Reference Group were:

  • Mr David Broker, Canberra Contemporary Art Space (Chair)
  • Mr Joseph Falsone, Ainslie and Gorman Arts Centres
  • Mr Gavin Findlay, Music ACT
  • Professor Jacqueline Lo, Associate Dean (International) College of Arts and Social Sciences, ANU
  • Ms Rosanna Stevens, researcher and writer
  • Emeritus Professor David Williams AM, Childers Group

Written Submissions

artsACT received 26 written submission as part of the consultation process. Details of written submissions are provided subject to permission of individuals and organisations.