Maynard Keynes – arguably the greatest economist of the 20th century – once wrote that “the civilizing arts … in fact use up an infinitesimal quantity of materials in relation to their importance in the national life and the comfort they can give to the individual spirit”. I was fortunate to have been Chair of the Tasmanian Arts Advisory Board from 2006 until 2011, and also briefly on the Australian Business Arts Foundation Board, in 2010 and 2011. I am currently Chair of Ten Days on the Island, Tasmania’s bi-ennial statewide multi-arts festival, and a supporter of the Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery (TMAG) Foundation, the Bell Shakespeare Company and the National Institute of Dramatic Art.
Rebuilding the performing arts: an economist weighs inPublications, The Arts | 21st August 2021
The Arts Hub’s article on Saul’s recent keynote address to Australian Performing Arts Market’s ‘Gathering’
The Economics of International MobilityAustralian Society and Politics, Economic Video, The Arts, The Australian Economy | 12th August 2021
Virtual presentation to the Australian Performing Arts Market ‘Gathering’ on 12th August 2021, looking at trends in (and consequences) of international mobility of goods and services, capital and people, both pre- and post-Covid, and the consequences of Covid for the performing arts. Scroll down to view the recording.
A discussion about ‘stealth’The Arts | 9th June 2017
Panel Discussion | University of Tasmania | 9th June 2017 Panel discussion with Saul Eslake, Dr Alysia Bennett of Monash University’s School of Architecture, and the Anglican Bishop of Tasmania, the Right Reverend Dr Robert Condie, hosted by ABC Radio Hobart’s Ryk Goddard at the University of Tasmania’s Art School, as part of Hobart’s ‘Dark […]
Interview with The Australian’s Arts Editor Matthew WestwoodNews, Tasmania, The Arts | 10th March 2017
Matthew Westwood| The Australian | 10th March 2017 Discussing government funding for the arts, and the 2017 Ten Days on the Island festival
‘Renaissance Man’: Keynes, Contemporary Economic Problems and the ArtsThe Arts | 11th June 2009
Address to a luncheon hosted by The Australia-Israel Chamber of Commerce and The Australian Business Arts Foundation, 11th June 2009