The ARTS are NEWSworthy: This campaign is calling for more arts coverage in the media
01.09.2021

The ARTS are NEWSworthy: This campaign is calling for more arts coverage in the media

'Rite of Spring'
Words by Kate Streader

Three Melbourne-based artists are driving The ARTS are NEWSworthy campaign.

Melbourne-based artists Nina Sanadze, Mia Salsjö and Tai Snaith have launched a campaign asking Australian media outlets to dedicate more coverage to the arts.

“We seek substantial arts segments in the daily TV and radio news bulletins. Like sport, the arts are an inspiration to all. We want the arts to be visible in a time that needs to see creativity more than ever,” they said.

What you need to know

  • The ARTS are NEWSworthy petition has received over 5,000 signatures since launching less than a week ago
  • The petition seeks for dedicated, daily coverage of the arts on all major news channels
  • The likes of Missy Higgins and Arts Journalist, Broadcaster and Deputy Editor at Arts Hub, Richard Watts, getting behind the campaign.

Stay up to date with what’s happening in Melbourne here.

The ARTS are NEWSworthy campaign, launched via change.org, calls for TV channels, particularly SBS and The ABC, to add a permanent daily art and culture news updates at the end of all news broadcasts, similar to the dedicated coverage of sports news.

The campaign seeks for coverage of arts events of all sizes, as well as artist-run initiatives, including book launches, exhibitions, opera, dance, theatre, music, comedy, community engaged arts, public art and performances, festivals, and award announcements.

The petition has attracted over 5,000 signatures since it launched less than a week ago, with the likes of Missy Higgins and Arts Journalist, Broadcaster and Deputy Editor at Arts Hub, Richard Watts, getting behind the campaign.

“This would create a powerful boost to arts industries and will deliver a critical change in the role culture plays in our daily lives,” said Watts.

Sign The ARTS are NEWSworthy petition here