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Showing all Performing Arts news in Opinions & Analysis
In the week when Australia stops for a horse race, we consider why going to the races allows people to tap into the theatrical, while going to the theatre has become less dramatic.
Opinions & Analysis
The new Minister has admitted he is thinking of 'adjustments' to the NPEA. We examine the evidence that the Budget cuts to the Australia Council will be reconsidered.
Governance done well is often invisible but arts boards deserve attention and imitation.
Matilda The Musical and the young actors who play her project a culture that values confidence and capability not childhood innocence.
Streaming has overtaken physical formats as the number one way music is consumed but are creators getting a fair share?
Western Sydney, metropolitan Sydney & regional NSW are the big winners from a policy that sets ambitious targets for cultural growth.
The power of singing is in participation not in watching reality TV judges shredding the vocal quality of a starstruck hopeful.
Women critics loved Griffith's Antigone. Men hated it. Translating their different reactions reveals the gendered politics of critique.
The basic problem with the current 20th century arts funding model is that it remains producer- or artist-centric, rather than focusing on audiences and citizens. This makes it ripe for capture and lobbying.
The Federal Government pays an average of $60 for ticket-holder but opera is still losing both money and audiences. At least one company is on the verge of bankruptcy and opportunities for Australian artists are shrinking.
The new Minister for both Arts and Communications, Senator Mitch Fifield, defended the cuts to the ABC and showed little knowledge or concern for the depth of anger about Brandis' attacks on the Australia Council.
Reaction to the demise of Senator George Brandis as Minister for the Arts has been widely celebratory but will the new Minister Senator Mitch Fifield run different policies?
Senator Mitch Fifield gets the double whammy of Communications and Arts, and inherits a world of sorrow.
It is integral that the government recognises the cultural, social and economic value of supporting diverse voices in the arts - and refrains from pitting experimental and independent practice against the major art forms.
It can be awkward to ask for money you are worth but if you don't, there is a queue of event organisers ready to ask you to work just for 'exposure'.
Artists will continue to make work despite the cuts to Australia Council – but the sector needs to build resilience, support, and collaborate to get through this period with the least collateral damage.
Diversifying both audiences and the artist base can be helped by an effective disability action plan.
The fact that Australia does not have a National Arts Week is a glaring absence in our national calendar.
How does a manager balance the individualism needed for elite performance with the collectivism of an ensemble? A little help from workplace management helps.
Only three of the 24 major events Victoria promoted this year were arts or entertainment. NSW does better but will the Government’s new Visit Victoria initiative change the balance?
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