Welcome from the Hon Minister Fletcher MP

Australia’s thriving regional arts sector is a vital part of Australia’s cultural life. Our artists and performers provide audiences across the country with experiences that inspire us to connect and see the world in new ways.

I am delighted to welcome you to the inaugural 'Artlands Conversation Series'. Like Artlands, the Conversation Series will be a forum for artists, practitioners and organisations to discuss shared experiences and consider future directions for artists across regional Australia.

We may not be able to meet face to face at the moment – but we can engage with each other and exchange ideas through this online Artlands Conversation Series.

Regional Arts Australia does important work – including administering the $10 million regional arts allocated by the Morrison Government this year to support the regional arts sector in its response to the challenges of COVID-19.

This new Artlands conversation series is another example of the important work done by Regional Arts Australia.

I look forward to the development of this ongoing program and contributing to the conversation.

Hon Paul Fletcher MP
Minister for Communications, Cyber Safety and the Arts