Australian Cultural Policy Now: From quick fixes to long-term progress

Event details:
When: Tuesday 12 April 2022 at 2:00-3:30pm ACST
Cost: Free, but please register at

With the performing arts reeling from the impact of COVID, this webinar explores a pathway forward.

Grappling with issues such as whether cultural policy should focus nationally or locally, how to shift cultural policy from industrial policy to public service, how inclusive it could be, and how building for the future might take place, three distinguished speakers survey the landscape.

They will provide an overview of the settings for Cultural Policy in Australia and also explore how the substructure can be nurtured.


Professor Julian Meyrick
Julian Meyrick is an acclaimed director, Professor of Creative Arts at Griffith University, General Editor of Currency House’s Platform Paper series, and Literary Adviser for the Queensland Theatre.

Professor Justin O’Connor
Justin O’Connor is Professor of Cultural Policy at University of South Australia and visiting chair in Cultural Management at Shanghai Jioatong University.

Associate Professor Anna Goldsworthy
Anna Goldsworthy is a musician and writer, Associate Professor at the Elder Conservatorium of Music, Director of the J.M. Coetzee Centre for Creative Practice, and Director of Cultural Policy at the Stretton Institute, the University of Adelaide.

The Stretton Institute
The Stretton Institute shapes policy debate by bringing current research to policy issues. We facilitate stronger links between governments, industry and The University of Adelaide, driving a multi-disciplinary research approach with a strong social justice focus.