Submissions and Speeches
Submisson to the National Cultural Policy consultation – August 2022
Justin O’Connor’s address to the United Nation’s Senior Management Group – August 2022
Three short articles by Tully Barnett, Julian Meyrick and Justin O’Connor
- ‘A New ‘Policy Imaginary’ for Australian Art and Culture’, Artshub 12 August 2021
- ‘Exit Strategy: A New Vision for Art and Culture’? Artshub 10 July 2021
- ‘The Limits of Advocacy’ The Conversation 18 June 2021, reprinted Artshub 21 June 2021.
- Justin O’Connor, ‘Music as Industry’, in Loudmouth: Music Trust e-Magazine, 1 May 2021
- Justin O’Connor, ‘The Great Deflation: Arts and Culture after the Creative Industries’ in Making and Breaking, Issue 2: The Post-Contemporary, 2021
- Justin O’Connor, ‘Art and Culture After Covid-19’ in RESHAPE Journal, 14 Dec 2020
- Justin O’Connor, ‘Art as Industry’ in Wake in Fright blog, 20 June 2020
- Justin O’Connor and Mark Banks, ‘Remake/Remodel: Arts and Culture after Covid’ in Tribune Magazine, 8 Nov 2020
- Justin O’Connor, ‘Blue Wedge: Art, Culture and ‘the Elite’’, Griffith Review 73 ‘Hey Utopia!’, 55-69, July 2021
Precarity and the Pandemic
- Doris Ruth Eikhof (2020) ‘COVID-19, inclusion and workforce diversity in the cultural economy: what now, what next?’, Cultural Trends, 29:3: 234-250
- Ben Eltham “Creative industries inquiry demonstrates need for national cultural policy as hearings continue” (ArtsHub)
- Mark Banks & Justin O’Connor (2021) Editorial: Art and Culture in the Viral Emergency, Cultural Trends, 30:1, 1-2
- Banks, M and O’Connor, J (2020) ‘”A Plague on your Howling”. Art and Culture in the Viral Emergency’, Cultural Trends, 30:1, 3-18
- Banks, M. and O’Connor, J. (2021) ‘Sowing in Dark Times: Art and Culture in the Interregnum’, TEME Magazine (Magazine published by the Trade Union for Theatre and Media Finland), 16 June 2021
- Pacella, J, Luckman, S and O’Connor, Justin (2020) ‘Fire, Pestilence and the Extractive Economy: Cultural Policy after Cultural Policy’, Cultural Trends 30:1: 40-51
WPA and Public Employment
- Arlene Goldbard and François Matarasso (2020) The Arts and the State in Times of Crisis: The Prospect of a New WPA. A discussion of direct support schemes for artists since the New Deal.
- See more of Arlene’s writing on this here:
- See also Hakim Bishara (2021) ‘NYC Launches a $25M WPA-style Recovery Program for the Arts’
- In response: Arlene Goldbard (2021), ‘One and One-Half Cheers for NYC’s City Artist Corps‘
- Kate Oakley and David Boyle (2018) Co-operatives in the Creative Industries
- Greig de Peuter, Bianca C. Dreyer, Marisol Sandoval, and Aleksandra Szaflarska. 2020. Sharing Like We Mean It: Working Co-operatively in the Cultural and Tech Sectors. Cultural Workers Organize.
- Bianca C. Dreyer, Greig de Peuter, Marisol Sandoval, and Aleksandra Szaflarska. 2020. The Co-operative Alternative and the Creative Industries: A Technical Report on a Survey of Cooperatives in the cultural and technology sectors in Canada, the United Kingdom, and the United States. Cultural Workers Organize.
- Simon Borkin/ NESTA (2018) Platform Co-operatives – Solving the Capital Conundrum
- New Economics Foundation (2018) Co-operatives Unleashed
- On Precarity and co-operatives, using SMART as example: Annalisa Murgia , Sarah de Heusch (2020) “It Started with the Arts and Now It Concerns All Sectors: The Case of Smart, a Cooperative of ‘Salaried Autonomous Workers’” in Stephanie Taylor and Susan Luckman (eds) Pathways into Creative Working Lives. London: Palgrave Macmillan.
- Local Thinker in Residence: Guy Turnbull (2018) Towards a Co-operative State: Securing the Social and Economic Prosperity of South Australia through Corporate Diversity.
- The Green Institute ran a seminar on co-ops: Talking Cooperatives For A Democratic Covid Recovery
Universal Basic Income
- From The New Economy Foundation Australia: Basic Income Australia
- The Green Institute seminar: Is Democracy Possible Without UBI?
- They also ran a poll reported on ABC news: A majority of Australians would welcome a universal basic income, survey finds.
- Troy Henderson, Ben Spies-Butcher and Ben Phillips: Has COVID-19 Opened the Door to an Australian Basic Income?
- An argument for BI for artists (Canada): A Public Letter from the Arts Community for a Basic Income Guarantee.
- A more conservative argument for UBI: Anthony Painter and Chris Thoung (2015) Creative Citizen, Creative State: The Principled and Pragmatic Case for a Universal Basic Income.
- A Critical Perspective from the Left: Anna Coote and Edanur Yazici (2019) Universal Basic Income: A Union Perspective New Economics Foundation. There’s shorter version here.
- Daniel Zamora (2017) ‘The Case Against a Basic Income’ Jacobin Magazine 28th December.
- Ireland recently launched a pilot on UBI for artists as reported in the Irish Times
- Based on a report, also reported in the Irish Times.
- Report itself was published by Arts Council Ireland: Life Worth Living: The Report of the Arts and Culture Recovery Taskforce
Beyond the Creative City
Art, Culture and the Foundational Economy by Justin O’Connor (UniSA CP3)
“Keeping Creative: Assessing the Impact of the COVID-19 Emergency on the Art and Cultural Sector & Responses to it by Governments, Cultural Agencies and the Sector” by Jess Pacella, Susan Luckman and Justin O’Connor (UniSA CP3)
South Australian Creative Industries: A Census Snapshot by Justin O’Connor and Ben Eltham
What Matters? Talking Value in Australian Culture (2018) Julian Meyrick, Robert Phiddian and Tully Barnett
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— Buckminster Fuller