Introduction This paper bring together current thinking about public policy and the policymaking process and applies this thinking to Australian national arts policy. It includes analysis and commentary on national arts policy in relation to normative models of arts and
Deborah Mills has worked for many years in arts and cultural policy: as Senior Project Officer and then Director of the Australia Council’s Community Cultural Development Board, as a Director in local government managing a range of regional cultural facilities and services and as a freelancer working with local government and with small to medium not-for-profit arts organisations and on behalf of The Institute for Creative Health facilitating sector involvement in the development of a national arts and health policy framework. She is co-author with Dr Paul Brown of Art and Wellbeing: a guide and is currently a Doctoral Candidate at The University of Sydney.
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