What we stopped when we stopped ArtStart

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Chris Dunstan

ArtStart was cancelled in the wake of last year's arts funding cuts. One of the last participants explores why the loss matters.

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Image: OMG by Ontroerend Goed, one of the companies visited with Dunstan's ArtStart grant.

About the author

Chris Dunstan is a Sydney-based theatre maker and community arts facilitator. His independent practice as a writer and director has been punctuated by the success and touring of his play The Defence. He and Natalie Rose are facilitating a new theatre ensemble for young people at Blacktown Arts Centre, off the back of their continued engagement with Western Sydney.