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From Queen's Honours to new cultural precincts in Tassie and conferences and festivals announced, it was a busy but short week for arts news.
A new dance project sharing the experiences of young people in juvenile justice centres is using movement to empower youth.
The Belvoir/Co-Curious production Counting & Cracking, an epic story of people, politics and migration, is competing with Harry Potter and the Cursed Child Parts 1 & 2 for the most nominations for a single production.
From high-profile actors and established producers to community champions of music and dance, members of the creative industries have been recognised for their contributions to Australian culture.
New AD for HotHouse Theatre, new Gallery Director for The David Roche Foundation, and more appointments announced this week
Occupying almost an entire city block, the new precinct represents a significant partnership between private developers and DarkLab, a subsidiary of the Museum of Old and New Art.
New AD for Musica Viva, Theatre Network NSW farewells founding Director; City of Parramatta appoints Group Manager of Cultural Strategy; new board members at NAVA and Polyglot, and more.
Aboriginal art in NYC, success at Perth Festival, objections to proposed amalgamation of WA orgs, and new projects for Barangaroo, Tate, Tasmania are this week's hot conversations.
Natalie Jenkins has parted ways with Black Swan six months before the end of her contract, in contrast to the company’s previous announcement that she would be staying on to report to her replacement.
The awards recognised artists working in mediums ranging from screen and stage to shell necklace making.
New studies in SA and WA demonstrate the positive impact of the performing arts on young people’s mental health and wellbeing.
Drum roll… It’s the announcement we have all been waiting for. Carriageworks has named Blair French as its new Chief Executive Officer.
Circus Oz and The Australian Ballet's Artistic Directors announce their impending departures, Associate Artistic Director joins Bangarra, Carriageworks appoints new CEO, and more.
La Mama rises from ashes, Coburn's opera house curtains are raised, questions are raised over ABC budget cuts with election and we all raise a toast to volunteers and libraries this week.
The mega-hit musical by Lin-Manuel Miranda will make its Australian premiere at the Sydney Lyric Theatre in March 2021.
Researchers appoint to shape think tank, new board members for Circus Oz, Vitalstatistix and Terrapin, and more job announcements.
In smaller cities, the departure of key individuals can send shock waves through the local sector, while the loss of young artists to interstate training institutions is a constant challenge.
Immersion challenges theatrical conventions – and raises pertinent questions around consent, reciprocity, and play.
Our greatest hurdle today is recognising the shift needed from disability access and awareness, to disability-led and employment.
Author Sebastian Smee, musician Holly Throsby and tech psychologist Jocelyn Brewer agree when it comes to switching off to embrace your inner life.
Ditching the curtain, delivering surpluses, and winning international awards, Pinchgut is a young company changing the face of opera in Australia.
Australia’s cultural sector is under scaffolding as it faces a building boom. In this new series, we look first at how museums are rebuilding.
From mentorship to resilience, patience and power, Gen X women have learnt to navigate our male-dominated world for change – and Gen Y are listening.
A united call to action for cultural leadership and systemic change in opera
co-authored by Sally Blackwood, Liza Lim, Peggy Polias and Bree van Reyk.
Christopher Sainsbury shares lessons from Ngarra-burria First Peoples Composers program in a new Platform Paper.
We have until 10 May to say what’s needed in the Australia Council's next Strategic Plan so let's embolden them.
Adapting a critically acclaimed, non-linear, sci-fi-infused anti-war novel is no easy task. Playwright Fleur Kilpatrick explains how she tackled the task.
Artists remind us to remember the whole Australian story of conflict this Anzac Day through Aboriginal perspectives.
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