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Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Visual Arts and Crafts

Issues paper

This issues paper was released on 21 September 2021. An issues paper outlines a range of issues on which the Commission seeks information and feedback.

You are invited to examine the issues paper and make a submission or a brief comment by Monday 13 December 2021.

Make a submission or Make a brief comment

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Have your say to shape the future of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander visual arts and crafts policy

The Productivity Commission has started a new study into Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander visual arts and crafts. Tell us what you see as problems in the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander visual arts and crafts sector and make recommendations to support artists and communities.

We want to hear from artists, art centres and communities

Why are visual arts and crafts important to you and your community?

Are existing laws sufficient to protect your art, crafts and culture?
How easy is it to get help if someone uses your art without permission?

How would you describe relationships between artists and dealers?
Are artists treated fairly?

How does fake art affect you?
What do you think should be done about it?

How can we create more opportunities for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander artists to connect with buyers?

Are there better ways for governments to support the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander arts and crafts sector?

Visit our website to read the issues paper and make a submission or brief comment:

pc.gov.au/indigenous-arts or call us on 1800 020 083

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