Media Release | ACAPTA |  Thursday 16 July 2015

ACAPTA urges all circus and physical theatre artists to make a submission to the SENATE INQUIRY by FRIDAY 17th JULY, 5pm

Greetings Members, Colleagues and Friends,

ACAPTA in partnership with Circus Oz called an urgent circus arts sector meeting in Melbourne on Tuesday. The meeting unanimously identified that we need all Australian Circus artists and organisations to make a submission to the Senate Inquiry before the deadline at 5pm, TOMORROW, Friday 17th July 2015.

To make a submission you should write to the Committee at:
Committee Secretary
Senate Legal and Constitutional Affairs Committee

by email:
legcon.sen@aph.gov.au

for hard copy:
PO Box 6100
Parliament House
Canberra ACT 2600

Attached is a template, which you can use to make your submission - download it here!

You can read examples of other submissions here: http://www.aph.gov.au/Parliamentary_Business/Committees/Senate/Legal_and_Constitutional_Affairs/Arts_Funding/Submissions

We urge you to support this action by taking the time to make a submission – together we are stronger!

We wish to acknowledge our colleagues: NAVA and TNV’s hard work on providing us with access to these resources.

WHAT IS THE SENATE INQUIRY? Following the major cuts that were announced to the recent arts budget, ArtsPeak (the confederation of national peak arts organisations) made a call for a Senate Inquiry. The Senate Inquiry is investigating the impact of the of the 2014 and 2015 Commonwealth Budget decisions on the Arts. This is an opportunity for Australians to tell the Government what the effects these cuts are having on the vitality and sustainability of the arts in Australia.

THINGS YOU CAN DO:

Still not sure what all the fuss about? Background info available HERE