Melba encore: where is the value? Print Email Email to a friend Your email Your name Friend's email Friend's name Verification Please prove your humanity Go on prove it :) Close Related Articles Sector shock as regional arts body closes Regional and remote artists and companies will suffer with the closure of an organisation which has supported them for over 70 years. 34 opportunities in the arts to kickstart 2017 Get a head start this year by applying for one of these new year residencies, professional development, or funding opportunities. 17 new year money tips for creatives (Premium locked content) Small tweaks to your money habits and attitudes can help creatives manage erratic incomes and meet savings goals. New independent think tank for the arts (Premium locked content) Three major philanthropic organisations will join forces to support an independent body promoting the value of the arts. (Premium content) Premium content Brian Benjamin Thursday 2 October, 2014 At the heart of controversy behind special funding of Melba is whether the money is delivering value to the community. This content is only available to members of ArtsHub Subscribe Now for instant access! A subscription to ArtsHub will enable you to: Access the most comprehensive jobs board for the arts sector, with hundreds of positions posted weekly Learn how and where to get grants, with the most extensive grant finder in the arts industry Post, manage and monitor your social media campaigns using our extensive social media toolkit Promote yourself and your career to the largest arts community in Australia by uploading your professional profile Access thousands of subscriber-only features, articles and guides Take advantage of exclusive ticket giveaways, offers and competitions Save hundreds of Dollars every year on cinema tickets, magazines, books, travel, shopping and more with the Member Rewards scheme ... and much, much more. Subscribe Now and be part of the Australian arts community Member login Email address Password Forgot password? About the author Brian Benjamin is an arts business consultant.