The National Gallery of Australia lacks additional funds for urgent repairs


“Restarting investment to support and develop [RISE] The fund was $220 million and is finished, and there really isn’t any additional money, so we’re back to 2019 austerity funding levels,” he said.

Approximately $2.4 million has been provided to institutions training young dancers and actors nationwide to offset the impact of annual funding cuts applied to all Commonwealth agencies.

There was no indication of the government’s position on the contentious issue of Australian content quotas and how they should apply to multinational streaming companies.

Bundanon, the Shoalhaven property left to the Australian public by artist Arthur Boyd, has received additional funding, as has the National Institute of Dramatic Art.

Creative Partnerships Australia, established in 2013 to boost private support for the arts, was abolished, and its functions and funding were integrated into the Australian Council for the Arts, the agency responsible for distributing grants.

The NGA said it had prioritized replacing the “most critical skylights” identified, funded by $11 million received from the previous government to address glazing and sealing issues.


But the funds would not be enough to completely solve the gallery’s waterproofing problems, a spokesperson said. The most critical glazing issues would be handled in 2023-24 within the available budget, they said.

Future funding decisions for the sector would be set out in the new national cultural policy, Burke said.

These would be delivered before the end of the year and would lay the foundation for a brighter future for creatives and every Australian, he said.


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