Victorian Senate Candidate
I am standing as a Candidate for the Arts Party because I believe there is now a real need for people with direct experience and knowledge to be advocates within the political process. Speaking up for the contribution the arts can and does make to our way of life, our economy and the ability of all Australians to create a better life.
As a nation we lack a coherent bi-partisan cultural policy that supports the Arts in every form. As a society we stand to benefit from recognition of the benefits of the arts to personal and community well-being, creativity and innovation, business and entrepreneurship, education and enterprise.
Arts Party Policy is built around four key principles:
These principles reflect the values I have brought to my work as a creative facilitator since graduating in 1983 from the Victorian College of the Arts School of Drama. During that time I have worked in community arts and cultural development, arts in education, local government, festivals, small arts organisations and peak body settings as a creator, manager, performer, producer and industry advocate. All of this informs the conversation I am ready to have.