Defunding the sector’s R&D arm sounds a warning note for the future

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With the stroke of a pen, the Australia Council has defunded the theatre companies who collectively serve as the sector's research & development arm, arts leaders say.

The outcomes of the Australia Council’s latest four-year funding program have sent ripples of dismay through large swathes of this country’s arts sector. Almost 50 small-to-medium arts organisations who previously received four-year funding will lose that support from 2022 (after a year of reduced transitional funding in 2021).

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