In 2022, BVAA member Marisa co-authored a submission to the National Cultural Policy consultation. It was put together with a couple of their cohort in their Master of Social Work degree. A massive thanks go to the inimitable Shannon Brett and Rejen Cabilli-Hayes for their hard work on this document and getting on board with artist problems! We are certain this is the most visually pleasing document they've ever been a part of making (gratitudes to Canva) and it was sooooooo nice to advocate for turning the funding system upside down this way.
Click below to download this submission, and please plagiarise for any future advocacy you might engage in! But FYI we subsequently realised that the acronym ABI could equally refer to Artist Basic Income or the more common usage of Acquired Brain Injury so perhaps a new title is in order next time (or maybe it's perfect).