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First Nations artists and arts workers offer advice on how to embrace the International Year of Indigenous Languages.
Opinions & Analysis
As a decline in long-form criticism erodes audience literacy, writing that demystifies the making of professional theatre will become even more sought after. So why is it mocked by the old guard?
Our language tells us a lot about who we are: our confidence, our embrace of trends, our professionalism and our priorities. So what did 2018 say?
In her 2018 Philip Parsons Memorial Lecture, playwright Alana Valentine speaks about the power of the collective experience and those rare moments when a work of art becomes a conduit for spontaneous community expression.
Artistic Director of Chamber Made, Tamara Saulwick, reflects on the lack of time and opportunity for artists to gather and talk about the work they want to see, and offers a practical solution.
Evidence suggests that the dramatic portrayal of suicide can impact on vulnerable audiences, including contributing to increases in copy-cat incidents and a reduction in help-seeking behaviour.
Young women and girls who may want to be actors will be watching the Nationwide News v. Geoffrey Rush court case unfolding. What is it teaching them about their value in our industry?
Important questions about ambition and fairness are being asked as part of the review of the Major Performing Arts Framework. It's vital that all artists and arts workers have their say.
Opera is not an art form that often makes it inside the primary school classroom. Livestreaming can reach students in areas of the country where touring is almost impossible.
Claiming a formerly safe Liberal seat will create greater visibility for art and culture. The Arts Party head to the Wentworth by-election with the message: use your preferential vote.
NAVA’s Esther Anatolitis turns to UNESCO and Canadian legislation with the Status of the Artist Act as a guiding model for Australia.
Roadies are responsible for getting touring bands on and off stage, and around the country. They’re also at much greater risk of suicide than the general population. Stuart Coupe reports.
Anni Davey joined the Flying Fruit Fly Circus as its new Artistic Director in July. She reflects on a mid-career shift from freelance director to the artistic leadership of a nationally treasured youth circus.
Too often conversations around the careers of artists can get lost in the abstract. To counter that, Queensland Theatre Artistic Director Sam Strong gets practical.
Revolution or evolution? With a survey of the Major Performing Arts Framework underway, AMPAG's Chair, Deputy Chair and Executive Director argue the case for evolving the current framework.
Support, connection, self-trust and being truly heard: for young people in Launceston, Stompin is far more than just a youth dance company.
The majority of the Major Performing Arts companies offer up 'a cocktail of timidity, mediocrity, heritage, and tourist arts’, said Big hART's Scott Rankin. He has called for a bold reinvention of the MPA framework.
What can be done to stop performers falling through the gaps between tax, superannuation and social security systems?
Gender, ethnicity, orientation, age, shape, ability – everything that defines a character can be dictated by the playwright. It's time playwrights became proactive about writing diverse characters.
A snarky account is generating glee in the Twitterverse.
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