We are at a very serious crossroads in the sector- and respect and share the real anguish that exists across the arts ecology. While everyone in the Major Performing Arts companies agrees that the situation for the small to medium arts is of grave concern, it needs to be considered within an overall context of declining government support and strategic development for the arts across this country. It is the overall situation that needs to be addressed with increased support across the board – not by destroying one part of the sector in a bid to help the other survive. AMPAG and its members have and continue to actively advocate for increased Australia Council funding. The arts in Australia is a broad ecology, with outstanding work happening at all levels.