Minister meets arts leaders to plan coronavirus approach

The Hon Paul Fletcher met with arts leaders today to discuss how to support the industry as COVID-19 closes cultural institutions and cancels performances nationwide.

Minister for Communications, Cyber Safety and the Arts, the Hon Paul Fletcher MP, today (17 March) convened a virtual roundtable with leaders from across the creative industries to discuss the pandemic’s impact of the arts sector.

Indigenous arts industry representatives, performing and visual arts organisations, national cultural institutions, regional arts organisations and other peak bodies were all represented at Tuesday’s event.

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George Dunford is Content Director at ArtsHub and Screenhub. He has written for Meanjin, The Big Issue, Lonely Planet, The Good Food Guide and others. He has worked in digital leadership roles in the cultural sector for more than 10 years including at the National Library of Australia, National Museum of Australia and the Wheeler Centre. Twitter: @Hack_packer Instagram: george.dunford

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