The Arts Industry Council of South Australia, and Reset – a network of practitioners, policymakers, and academics from all three universities in South Australia – presented a two-day conference, called , in Adelaide, Kaurna Yerta, on 11 and 12 November 2021.
In the face of the undeniable crises facing the arts and cultural sector, the conference put forward the case for a transformative reset of cultural policy and advocacy – a bold new public agenda for the arts.
Reset: A New Public Agenda for the Arts asked questions such as: How do we return arts and culture to their rightful place in public policy? What would public reconstruction of the arts look like? How could we create a fairer deal for artists and arts workers? What kind of new ‘policy imaginary’ can place arts and culture at the heart of a healthy, diverse, inclusive, and participatory democracy?