Peer Assessment and Excellence, 1995

The principle of peer assessment is at the heart of arts funding in Australia. It means that decisions about arts funding are made by experts in the field, rather than politicians or bureaucrats.

In 1995, concerns about the operation of peer assessment in practice in the music and dance area prompted Lowdown Editor Belinda MacQueen to commission Tony Mack to interview practitioners nationwide on peer assessment in youth arts.  While the resulting article was generally positive, it was clear that Lowdown had touched a nerve in funding bodies, judging by the close interest taken in the piece at State and Federal level.

Read the article here.

Contact Details

Tony Mack
Editor and Project Manager

info@carclew.org.au
(08) 8267 5111