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If nothing else, one good thing to come out of the artquake caused by the funding cuts in the last two Federal Budgets, is the coalescing of the arts sector into a formidable machine.
Opinions & Analysis
The power of arts advocacy in recent weeks has implications beyond arts funding for the entire civic narrative.
Touring Swan Lake in China is not the kind of cultural diplomacy that will help Australia gain a foothold in Asia.
Original Australian work, not majors performing classic repertoire, is what distinguishes our nation's cultural contribution to the world.
Four years after the devastating Tsunami, parts of Japan are still in recovery. An artist from Polyglot reflects on working with communities affected by the disaster.
The current government's arts policy makes about as much sense as the plot of most major musicals.
Australia thinks of itself as freer than Indonesia but our northern neighbour has a cultural generosity we might envy in the current political climate.
Data shows that art lovers aren’t going to the same places where the money is. It's time funding began to respect the diversity of tastes found in Australian audiences, argues Marcus Westbury.
The National Program for Excellence in the Arts threatens to return us to the days when artists were punished with lost funding if the Government didn't like their politics.
Arts activists today are celebrating the success of the call for a Senate Inquiry by ArtsPeak, the confederation of national peak arts organisations.
Theatre for young people is entirely dependent on the small-to-medium sector, vulnerable to the Brandis reallocation and resultant suspension of AusCo six year funding.
Far from being a career killer, pregnancy can generate a creative rush. Growing a baby can be an artist's most creative moment in more ways than one.
The essential conflict between the Minister for the Arts and the Australia Council may boil down to the politics of a re-purposed luxury car.
A new body of Australian theatre explores White Australia’s guilt and the darker recesses of the non-Indigenous psyche.
The Abbott Government has trashed the principle of arm's length funding free from political interference, argues the Opposition.
Two entirely separate funding entities disbursing the same combined pot cannot be adding to ‘efficiencies’ so what is the Government playing at?
Principles of arms-length funding are being sacrificed to a 'trickle down' approach the Federal Government would not countenance in other parts of the economy.
The principles of independent arts funding are under threat as the Budget foreshadows the greatest shake up since the Australia Council was established 47-years ago. We explain the likely implications for artists and arts organisations.
There is a spectre haunting Opera Australia: the spectre of growing irrelevance.
We no longer cast white actors in black face but we don't train disabled actors to ensure a fifth of the population is honestly portrayed on stage.
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