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After 2020’s postponements, festivals are back with a renewed focus on the local, exciting audiences across the nation.
Gill Minervini gives us a sneak peek into what the festival has to offer including a future of more collaboration and less silos.
As the Biennale of Sydney unveils its new curatorium, we look at shifting exhibition models in a post-pandemic rethink, as international travel is limited and trust among peers elevated.
Illuminate Adelaide, the nation’s latest winter arts festival, has released the first glimpse of its inaugural program.
It's been called ‘the biggest showcase of Victorian artists in the state’s history’, but the new RISING winter festival may just live up to that tag with 12 nights of culture and ceremony at some of Melbourne’s most iconic landmarks.
Dark Mofo doesn't deserve our blood, says Wemba-Wemba & Gunditjmara woman Paola Balla, a visual artist, curator, writer and lecturer. She notes that the need for Black curators who work from community standpoints is now urgent.
Can 'hyperlocal' arts programming save Australia’s previously thriving festival scene? Or are audiences still looking for the big names from overseas?
Companies collaborating with Irish and New Zealand colleagues tell us how their productions are forging ahead despite the pandemic. Dogged determination means the shows can go on.
Is it just a calendar date, or is it opportunity to promote acceptance and diversity via the arts? We speak with Asian Australian artists and arts managers this Lunar New Year.
The Artistic Directors of major festivals in Perth, Darwin, Brisbane and other mainland capitals only have to satisfy their local stakeholders. Not so for Tasmanian festivals like Mona Foma and Ten Days on the Island.
What do international arts festivals do when Australia’s borders are still largely closed to international travellers? They draw on their establishing principles while simultaneously celebrating the unique cultures of their individual cities.
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.
Our online conference will make sense of 2020 and think through the arts as an essential part of the ‘new normal’. With guests from across Australia we look at funding, culturally safe spaces, and digital as a way to expand access.
Brian Ritchie and Louise Bezzina join the Visions 2020 conference to reflect on the hyperlocal experience of two inimitable Australian arts festivals.
Working with 87 artists during the pandemic and remote lockdowns, Tarnanthi continues to be innovative, and in a first, throws the spotlight on the work of women Aboriginal artists.
National Young Writers Festival is going online from 1-4 October, and their program delves deep into the possibilities that digital delivery offers.
The 2020 Brisbane Festival aims to 'surprise and delight' its audience, says Artistic Director Louise Bezzina.
Defying COVID-19, the chair of Wangaratta Jazz Festival says National Jazz Awards, held as part of the festival, offer a creative outlet and opportunity for artists during a year of unpredictability.
From around the country, artists and arts workers reflect on why the post-pandemic world will need art more than ever.
Anniversaries are moments for great celebration – especially when an arts company survives into the double digits – but the pandemic has forced doors closed, and new ways of marking the milestones.
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