CANBERRA, March 13 (Xinhua) -- Australian government will implement a new cultural policy to boost its cultural industry and create jobs and encourage a new generation of artists, Arts Minister Simon Crean announced in Canberra on Wednesday.
The new cultural policy, called Creative Australia, will set aside a total of 235 million (almost 241.9 million USD) over four years to implement the policy.
According to his speech at the National Press Club today, federal government will boost spending on the Australia Council by 75.3 million (almost 77.54 million USD) over four years under a new national cultural policy.
He said the Australia Council will get a "clear mandate" to support and promote vibrant and distinctively Australian creative arts.
According to the policy, the arts body, Creative Partnerships Australia, will receive 8.6 million (almost 8.85million USD) in additional funding to build partnerships between artists, business and private donors. And an extra 20.8 million (almost 21.42 million USD) will go to arts training over four years and 20 million (almost 20.59 million USD) will be spent on attracting international film production.
In addition, Video game design, indigenous arts and digital production are also a part of the policy.