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 Reset: A New Public Agenda for the Arts, 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?