Craft Australia defunded

The Australia Council for the Arts has announced that it will stop funding Craft Australia from the end of this year. In a media release put out yesterday, Craft Australia says it is challenging the decision and seeking interim funding to allow it “to restructure in a responsible manner and manage its significant heritage assets and active programs appropriately.” As a researcher, I would certainly not want to lose access to the digital content on their website or the pictures from their image collection that they have been digitising and making available on flickr (this project is only 21% completed). Ways of helping to save Craft Australia, including a petition, are described here.

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