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With dozens, sometimes hundreds of choices, navigating an arts festival program can be overwhelming. Arts industry figures offer their tips for making the most of the smorgasbord without getting indigestion.
Touring a show from Perth to Sydney is hard yakka – especially when your artistic ambition is constrained by the size of your suitcase.
How does the lack of a Fringe Festival impact on a city’s cultural ecology: is its absence actually a positive for independent artists?
Setting the price point for an arts event can often be the death of it. IKEA demonstrate how flipping the model might guarantee greater success. But does this realistically translate to the arts context?
Tasmanian artists are increasingly exploring themes which speak to contemporary life, including the island's history of protest and activism.
Recent years have seen rapid growth in the number of winter arts festivals, but is there more to their popularity than just a push to boost tourism in the off-season?
Part of Melbourne’s iconic Nylex clock site has been transformed into a three-storey pop-up gallery in a bid to raise $1 million for charity.
From Four Winds in regional NSW to Tasmania's Ten Days on the Island, artistic directors are taking the opportunity to re-imagine what their festivals can be.
From women’s representation to First Nations’ intellectual property – ArtsHub takes a look at significant social campaigns and what we can learn from them.
Across the country, artists are creating quality work that appeals to several generations simultaneously, and kids are reaping the benefits.
The importance of queer allies in LGBTIQ documentary narratives are being recognised at this year's Melbourne Queer Film Festival and Mardi Gras Film Festival.
Continued and concerted efforts to tackle the issue of gender inequality in the music industry are required.
How do festival directors navigate the tensions between honouring a festival’s past versus celebrating the innovative and the new?
The Parachute Festival is a two-day exploration of physical theatre bringing together a host of companies and independents from across Australia.
Art works which embrace neurodiversity can engage audiences in a myriad of enlightening ways.
Will the relocation of Ten Days on the Island and Mona Foma away from Hobart help heal Tasmania’s long-standing north-south divide?
Audience members get to vote in courtroom dramas which pit our need for entertainment against a range of contemporary legal dilemmas.
Arts organisations committed to long-term cultural engagement with the Asia-Pacific have transformed Brisbane; Bjelke-Petersen would barely recognise his old fiefdom.
Open access festivals like Sydney Fringe and Melbourne Fringe provide a snapshot of the current cultural zeitgeist.
Revealing the centrepiece of your program months in advance has become a common tactic, but what value do such announcements serve?
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