Carriageworks has gone into voluntary administration. The Government must urgently step in and save them. They must scrap the wasteful and pointless Powerhouse Museum relocation and instead spend that $1.5billion on saving our arts community, starting with Carriageworks.
We won’t let Carriageworks go without a fight.
We request that you:
- Urgently appoint an Arts Minister who will fight for our decimated arts and creative industries
- Reset funding priorities including scrapping the $1.5billion Powerhouse Museum relocation
- Guarantee funding to keep Carriageworks alive
- Develop a rescue package to support struggling artists and creative industries workers via wage subsidies and grants
The arts will be vital for getting us through this pandemic and ensuring we have a vibrant and thriving economy post-COVID lockdown. We can’t let them down.