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Funding news, festival updates, opportunities for independent artists, and a whip-around of program and exhibition announcements from around the nation.
Industry stalwarts Deborah Cheetham AO, David McAllister AM, Jill Smith AM and Ann Tonks AM are celebrated after a challenging year for the live performance sector.
Big opportunities to support the music industry, plus a bumper week for writing prizes and an Australian artist flying the flag in Sarajevo.
Anne-Louise Sarks came of age artistically in Melbourne, and is excited about championing the city's artists and playwrights in her new leadership role at the Melbourne Theatre Company.
Tributes are flowing for Australian musician Anita Lane, who has died at age 61
Belvoir's 2021 season part 2, monorail public art, Sydney Contemporary looking positive, UNSW Galleries launches Autumn series, Darren Sylvester heads to Tweed Gallery, CRY BABY The Musical returns, plus more arts news and events.
Named after Sir Robert Helpmann, the prestigious awards will not be presented until 2022, Live Performance Australia has announced.
Professional development for young artists and performance opportunities will go hand in hand at this year's festival, to be held in Melbourne in early July.
Bluesfest recognised by international award, top art school announced, $80,000 commission for mid-career visual artists, COVID mentorships, Monte Miller Awards announced, plus more awards news and opportunities.
Legs on the Wall collaborate with Willoughby Symphony, street theatre for Melbourne, record auction results for Australian artists, Olga Cironis survey exhibition for Perth, plus more arts news.
Melbourne Comedy Festival Awards, Readings Children's Book Prize, ABIA shortlist, Sidney Myer Performing Arts Awards, Australian Piano Award shortlist, and more awards + opportunities.
The one-off injection of funds for Playing Australia will support the viability of regional and remote touring projects and regional performing art centres across the country.
National Indigenous Art Fair returns, eco-practice forum for artists, Youth architecture and design festival, children's gallery for Tassie, Ghost Stories coming to Melbourne, plus more arts news, events and festivals.
Sydney Theatre Company puts their money where their mouth is, creating career pathways for diverse appointees following the signing of a Cultural Representation Pledge in 2020.
Many of the state's cultural institutions face cuts of up to $13 million in operational funding come 2022-23, according to the NSW Budget Estimates hearings.
Formed from the merger of Playwriting Australia and Australian Plays, Australian Plays Transform has announced details of its Board of Directors and Executive Producer/CEO.
The sharply defined hierarchies of theatre life mean that those who work in technical fields have a rigorously policed identity, which builds camaraderie at the expense of rejecting outsiders.
Sarah Neal, Executive Producer and Co-CEO at Malthouse Theatre, and Glyn Roberts, Artistic Director of the Castlemaine State Festival, share their experiences around creating new outdoors performance spaces.
From playful figures to bathtub performances, artists are using the intense residencies of their past to create unexpected new works in the COVID-19 lockdown.
The host of ABC TV’s new weekly arts program promises to be much more than just a talking head.
Gill Minervini gives us a sneak peek into what the festival has to offer including a future of more collaboration and less silos.
Previous reports into the national touring ecology released in 2005 and 2011 effectively came to naught, so what makes the new Touring Scan any different?
Comedian Chris Ryan was as surprised as anyone to find herself nominated for best newcomer at this year’s Melbourne International Comedy Festival – then again, she’s been doing comedy for 9 years and life for 48.
While welcomed, the National Performing Arts Touring Scan does not go far enough, argues Performing Lines CEO Marion Potts.
Addressing the Sydney Institute this week, Arts Minister Paul Fletcher outlined key reasons the government funds the arts, but stepped on toes with 'clubbish' description of the arts.
While the media has been full of opinions on NFTs and their recent stratospheric rise – we take a look at the pros and cons, and ask whether it’s a career option for artists.
From digital pivots, to government funding (or lack there of), to conversations and resilience – we take a look at the year that was as COVID took its toll on the arts and culture sector.
The classical music sector has long been dominated by men, a situation only amplified for classical saxophonists. The sexism in the industry needs to change, says performer, researcher and educator Jazmin Ealden.
More Opinions and Analysis
The energy pumped out from the stage by these two performers was frenetic enough to power Broadway if channelled properly.
This production is pure joy and will have you grinning from ear to ear.
Some very fine playing in an all Mozart program but acoustical issues leave us wanting more.
Do I Matter? distills the thoughts of some 200 women to a confidential survey about their private thoughts, though the results were sometimes fragmented and confusing.
Hand to Earth offered an extraordinary insight into the ceremonies of our First Nations peoples.
Based on Alison Bechdel's graphic novel, this musical is a visually inventive and emotionally rich night at the theatre.
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