Read the Ausglass submission to the Senate Inquiry

In May, Arts Minister George Brandis announced the diversion of more than $104 million from the Australia Council for the Arts – which funds artists and arts organisations through an arm's-length, peer review process – to a new National Program for Excellence in the Arts (NPEA) fund - administered by the ministry.

In response to this Artspeak called for a Senate inquiry into these budget cuts and more than 2260 arts organisations and individuals responded by making a submission to this inquiry. 

As Ausglass is the principal body for representing the interests of Australian glass artists the board felt that we needed to also respond to this call-out for submissions as these budget cuts affect both us as an organisation and also our individual members. 

Read our submission to the senate inquiry here.

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