We have just signed the petition “Fund Art Education in NSW Tafe” and would like you all to have a look at it and consider signing too.
Why we signed:
On September 11th 2012, the NSW government announced that it would stop funding art education in TAFE, leaving 4,000 students without access to finishing their courses in 2013. TAFE Art courses are the main provider of art education in NSW, with many prominent artists getting their first ‘hands on’ training in TAFE. The withdrawal of funding will mean that only the wealthy will be able to afford private art education and NSW will suddenly find it no longer has emerging artists with skills coming through.