Cathy Hunt is a researcher, cultural strategist, founding Director of cultural sector consultancy Positive Solutions and founder of the QuickstART microloan fund for artists. She is the co-author of Platform Paper 15: A Sustainable Arts Sector – what will it take? (Currency House, 2008) and author of Platform Paper 45: Paying the Piper – There has to be a better way (Currency House, 2015).
Beyond the ‘smell of an oily rag’
Some ProvocationsTHERE IS A need for a significant paradigm shift in how we support and grow the cultural sector. If the potential economic output of this sector is to be realised this change is urgent and provides an opportunity for...
The way things work round here
EssayIN SEPTEMBER 2013, four hundred men and women gathered in the Northern Territory town of Katherine for the Women of the World Festival (WOW). This landmark event was a partnership between one of Australia's newest and smallest cultural centres,...