One of Australia’s hidden cultural strengths is in its community arts endeavors. MONA’s dynamic generosity has permanently changed our community in so many positive ways and we now have an international depth of artistic expertise focused on our region.
Hobart is perfectly situated to build upon this wonderful legacy as a way of engaging the public and employing artists. The next challenge is to drive a greater economic benefit for our local artistic and creative community and to build cultural markets that recognise the potential for art’s performance in free market economies.
Artists have so much to contribute to our world, to our community and to us as individuals. Our city must recognise its literature, visual and performing artists and those who have made a significant local contribution or who have brought significant national or international attention to our city.