Launch of Dance Plan 2012

    14 July 2008

    The Australia Council for the Arts and Ausdance National  launch the Dance Plan 2012 - a four-year action plan for the Australian dance sector.

    The plan lays out the ambitions of the Australia Council and Ausdance National for a more vibrant, diverse and dynamic dance sector by 2012, and the some of ways that this can be achieved by developing the sector, increasing investment from a range of sources, increasing participation and education opportunities, and providing sustainable career paths.

    Dance Plan 2012 was launched at the World Dance Alliance Summit in Brisbane on Monday 14 July 2008.

    Dance Plan 2012 outlines four main ambitions for sector.

    By 2012, we want to see more excellent and innovative Australian dance, more opportunities to see and participate in Australian dance, dance as an integral part of every young person’s education and a range of sustainable careers for dance artists.

    Audance National chief executive officer Julie Dyson AM said these ambitions were underpinned by cultural diversity and Indigenous cultural heritage.

    'The plan aims to guide Australia towards a dance sector that is vibrant, sustainable, and moves as many of us as possible,' she said.

    Dance Plan 2012 has been developed as a partnership between Ausdance and the Australia Council for the Arts, with input from Australian governments and the dance sector. 

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