I believe in a well funded, independent and strong public arts program here in Australia. I am determined to bring the arts community together to create a powerful and ongoing campaign to hold governments to account on arts independence and funding.
By adding your name to this open letter you're joining a movement of artists and art-lovers standing up for the arts. We need to ensure that independence and funding for the arts doesn't change at the whim of whichever party holds Government. Public funding for the arts is too important for that.
I stand with the arts community that makes our country a more vibrant, healthy and innovative place.
Adam Bandt, Greens MP for Melbourne and Greens Spokesperson for the Arts.