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Previous reports into the national touring ecology released in 2005 and 2011 effectively came to naught, so what makes the new Touring Scan any different?
15 arts leaders use the lockdown anniversary to reflect on the past year's learnings, and check their stepping moving forward.
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Sculpture by Sea needs help, life drawing on opera stage, WA's Fringe World outcome, QSO goes bush to perform, La Mama's Banksia Festival, and more arts news.
We speak with five arts organisations that have all reached the middle age milestone, to try and glean the lessons for success in a notoriously impermanent sector.
Damien Wright believes the future is in the handmade, especially as we emerge as a new economy out of COVID-19, and there will be a greater place for craft businesses.
The audio tour just got better, with cinematic sound and location-aware technology, the WA Museum’s Gogo app by Art Processors offers a new immersive approach for how we engage with our cultural material.
Drawing on a comprehensive survey of 600+ Chinese-speaking students, a new report provides insights and case studies to help arts organisations engage with this potentially huge audience segment.
Can 'hyperlocal' arts programming save Australia’s previously thriving festival scene? Or are audiences still looking for the big names from overseas?
What does Facebook’s change to content sharing mean for arts organisations? We asked the sector about what is being described as 'a cowardly response'.
Persevering through rejection and criticism are vital for successful artists but they are even more important when your ideas are unconventional.
Through the Cherish Fund, the Australia Council has delivered $1.4 million to First Nations arts organisations and artists.
As this strange year draws to a close, it’s time for us to take a short break before returning recharged and raring to go in 2021.
In honour of our incredible community of reviews contributors, we give you the year that was, through their lens.
Research has shown that over 60% of recent arts visitors first attended cultural organisations as children. We revisit this topic as part of ArtsHub's 20th anniversary celebrations.
This year, we all pivoted to an online model but did it help the disabled community? At our recent Visions 2020 conference, Hanna Cormick, Gayle Kennedy and Madeleine Little discussed how much digital has opened up and the need to do more in the future.
For ArtsHub's 20th anniversary, we look back and ask: are the arts facing the same degree of bullying, or have we become more vocal in standing up for our rights in the workplace as artists?
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COVID-19 venue closures in the performing arts could have left some artists out in the cold. But award-winning Canberran playwright Dylan Van Den Berg was lucky enough to receive support just when his career needed it most.
The short answer is not much more. The longer answer looks at flat funding for the Australia Council and previously announced funding for national collecting institutions and videogame development.
Victoria’s creative industries will see some relief in the form of a $288 million investment from the State Government in 2021/22.
The cash splash of the COVID-19 recovery budget should be used to place arts and creativity at the centre of education and community building, argues Wesley Enoch ahead of Budget 2021.
Ahead of the COVID-19 recovery budget, Esther Anatolitis looks at the narrative on the Creative Industries and what it might signal for future policy and funding.
Announced ahead of this week's budget, the Federal Government has given additional funding to several national institutions including the National Library, Museum of Australian Democracy and the National Gallery of Australia.
More grants & funding news
When conducting job interviews, often it's a curly question that reveals the person who's the best cultural fit for your organisation. Here's what to ask.
WA Ballet appoints Executive Director, STCSA farewells Workshop Supervisor, staff changes at ARTRAGE, and more.
Working with park rangers, map curators, national archives and a leading design organisation, this unique residency is calling for artists.
New board members for ACT Writers, Night Mayor appointed in Melbourne, TSO announces principal cellist and more.
Professional development for young artists and performance opportunities will go hand in hand at this year's festival, to be held in Melbourne in early July.
Bluesfest recognised by international award, top art school announced, $80,000 commission for mid-career visual artists, COVID mentorships, Monte Miller Awards announced, plus more awards news and opportunities.
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From playful figures to bathtub performances, artists are using the intense residencies of their past to create unexpected new works in the COVID-19 lockdown.
Additional arts funding has not been equitably allocated, and the government has continued to ignore cultural workers not eligible for JobKeeper, writes Leya Reid.
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Some artists are jumping into NFTs while others see pitfalls. Jane O’Sullivan looks at both sides of this emerging meld of art and technology.
An artistic inquiry into disaster preparedness is in its last days and David Pledger thinks it has much to tell us about how emergency services can benefit from the involvement of artists.
A new web portal has been designed to showcase cultural opportunities in regional NSW and offer local knowledge to city folk looking for road trip inspiration as we emerge from COVID.
Technology doesn't have to a barrier to human connection; it can be harnessed to combat everything from mental health struggles to climate change and loneliness.
National Indigenous Art Fair returns, eco-practice forum for artists, Youth architecture and design festival, children's gallery for Tassie, Ghost Stories coming to Melbourne, plus more arts news, events and festivals.
While the media has been full of opinions on NFTs and their recent stratospheric rise – we take a look at the pros and cons, and ask whether it’s a career option for artists.
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Flooding that caused the Parramatta River to burst its banks over the weekend would not have come within four meters of the entrance of the future Powerhouse Parramatta site, experts say.
New research reveals that cartoonists and illustrators are flipping their skills to be more useful across a range of workplaces with one in four finding themselves well paid for cartooning and comic-making.
Arts leaders from a range of companies offer their arts policy suggestions and ideas for whichever party next forms government in Western Australia.
Recent survey results identify top needs for museums, galleries and historical societies working through COVID-19, and it all rests on digitising collections and training.
A panel of thinkers and academics tackled the misperceptions around the Creative Economy, and how the arts and culture sector fits within it.
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