Craft Australia Defunded by the Australia Council

Tuesday, 1 November 2011

The Visual Arts Board of the Australia Council has announced that it will defund Craft Australia, the national peak organisation for the craft and design sector.

Robert Reason the President of Craft Australia said:

"The interim funding would allow Craft Australia to restructure in a responsible manner and manage its significant heritage assets and active programs appropriately. It would also send a clear message to the craft and design sector that the Australia Council and through it the Australian Government remains committed to the preservation of our cultural heritage".

Without its financial support Craft Australia say they will be forced to close by December 2011 and its significant 40 year legacy will be lost. The network of Australian Craft and Design Centres (ACDC), support Craft Australia in seeking to revoke the Visual Arts Board, (VAB) decision.

For more information about Craft Australia click here.





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