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 Hands off our gifts, Treasury! The silent advocacy of the Deductible Gift Recipient scheme is under review – and under threat. HIVE Lab #4 now calling for applications Do you want to collaborate with artists in other disciplines? Fuse your art with film or your film with art and apply now for HIVE LAB #4. Copyright Agency distributes $1.3 million New Australian plays, Indigenous art and writing, and a number of festivals are among those projects supported in the latest round. Applause: recent winners (Premium locked content) From regional Victoria to far north Queensland, this week's award winners span states and art forms. (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.