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ca enews
a craft australia publication
Issue #69 - December 2011
Focus on - Craft Australia Closure and End of Year Wrap Up
ISSN: 1838-0433

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1 - editorial
2 - latest articles
      letter to the arts minister Simon Crean
      save craft australia petition
      craft australia defunded
      letter to the VAB of the australia council
      top 10 articles
3 - news from the sector
4 - calendar
5 - ca projects
6 - opportunities


1 editorial

winding up

It is an understatement to say that the past couple of months have been frantic. As many of you will now be aware, Craft Australia has been defunded by the Visual Arts Board (VAB) of the Australia Council for the Arts. This decision was announced at the end of October as the outcome of a minor review of the key organisations that are supported by this agency. The reason given for this decision is that Craft Australia was too reliant on Government support and was not meeting the needs of the sector, both of which Craft Australia has challenged. …

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