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The arts, in all its forms, serves to enrich and connect the community.

Arts and culture build stronger communities

OPINION: There’s a lot of talk these days about ‘passing the pub test’ when it comes to the use of public money. Quite rightly, we need to make sure that public expenditure meets with the approval of the community.

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Perth
A well researched article well on the mark! Community funds need to be directed to the arts sector - it is an essential element in ensuring the community remains connected and enlivened,.

North Perth
Imagine for a moment a life without art - no theatre, music, dance...no TV or film to engage in other people's stories...no books to read to your children at night...no craft sessions...clothes without colour or design, buildings without architectural flair. Bare walls and empty souls. Yet we still have to argue for the importance of funding to this vital sector! As Henry states so eloquently "the arts have an ability to encourage the divergent thinking that underpins the leaps of faith necessary to drive innovation". It's the trickle up effect of the expression of self, the ripples of which are far reaching and make for a far richer and enlightened society.

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