Cultural and Media

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Art and culture is a unique element that is present in every society and nation. It expresses the ideas, feelings and values of a society. It can justifiably be said that the richness of a society is determined by its art and culture. According to Theodor Adorno, culture is described as “that which goes beyond the system of self-preservation of the species,” which seems to contradict its essentiality to society. Even with rapid changes in the world through wars and civilization, arts and culture has remained a substantial facet of society throughout time. Despite its apparent appreciation in most societies, survival of the arts has without a doubt been challenging. An artist is defined as “a person whose creative work shows sensitivity…show more content…
This also ensures that any artistic activity do not have a hidden agenda to party politics. However, even with the application of this principle, there are inequalities of opportunities throughout the region, as seen the difference in focus of funding. This creates an enormous pressure to the local government and thus the Australian Council was set up. The Australian Council is the Federal Government’s arts funding and advisory board. With the Australian Council, it is increasingly difficult for federal politicians to directly intervene in grant making decisions. The individuals making up the board are members of the governing council, which also includes members of a broader community, to a maximum of 14 members. The Chair of the Council is appointed by Governor-General while the other members by the Minister of Arts. The board of members includes practicing artists and individuals who work within or in relation to arts organization. This process is called peer review and it is based on the concept that a diverse board will be more efficient in finding weaknesses and errors in artistic work. The Australian Council has defined peer as “Anyone who, by virtue of their knowledge and experience, is equipped to make a fair and informed assessment of artistic work and grant applications”. To avoid a conflict of interest, members of the board are not selected from among those with a close relationship or contact with the artist in
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