|2008 Think Tank: Towards 2020|
Australian Musical Futures
The Australian Music Futures scheme began in 2008 with Australian Musical Futures: Towards 2020, a sector-wide summit that took place for a full day at Sydney Conservatorium. The title derived from the set of meetings organised by the then new Prime Minister, Kevin Rudd. They included a cultural summit but music sector people figured that it probably could not go very deeply into any particular aspect of culture or any particular art form. So it was decided to bring together one hundred of our musical best and brightest to do that job for music.
Towards 2020 made a large number of recommendations for action, most of which have been implemented or investigated further by the Music Council. Not everything could be followed through but the following were achieved:
Read more: Click here for the original introduction to the 2008 Australian Musical Futures: Towards 2020, the papers prepared for it and the list of recommendations.