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Responding to a recent review, Cementa19 make the point, that like all good art, a festival should make you uncomfortable, awkward, challenged, and aware of the social reality in which you play.
Opinions & Analysis
The fourth edition of the biennial regional festival Cementa has just wrapped up, but for a post-industrial town the event misses its context and struggles to include residents.
Sculpture by the Sea versus Woollahra Small Sculpture Prize: we weigh up the options for artists.
This year a performance was removed from Melbourne Fringe Festival amid cries of cultural appropriation and 'yellowface'. Natasha Jynel offers another perspective.
Young delegates faced the pressing issues of our time at this year's National Youth Arts Summit.
From cutting edge performance to timeless Aboriginal art, here are ArtsHub’s picks from the Darwin Festival program.
Relationship building was an important part of the agenda for Alex Raupach when he attended the Communicating the Arts Conference.
Minister Harwin outlines his party's wins for the arts during their time in government, and presents his plan for the future if re-elected as NSW Arts Minister.
Approached as a considered, curated component rather than as hastily-considered add-ons, Perth Festival offers a fresh model for the visual arts' contribution to the festival market.
Recent events may have left some artists questioning the validity of the Fringe model. Simon Abrahams, Creative Director/CEO of Melbourne Fringe, explains why Fringe Festivals are still an important catalyst for creativity and cultural democracy.
We explore the challenges facing Tasmania’s creative industries in the lead-up to the state election on Saturday 3 March.
A recent ArtsHub feature called Fringe Festivals 'the arts world's version of a pyramid marketing scheme'. Here, a Fringe Festival Director responds to that criticism.
Festival audiences become part of a collective experience giving individuals a sense of community all humans need.
Australia has public holidays for agricultural shows, football finals and a horse race. Why don't the arts have a public day of celebration?
As "festivalisation" takes over our cities, one thing is increasingly left off the programing list – and that is the visual arts.
Despite recent dramas, including the dismissal of the Board and the appointment of a statutory manager, the 2016 Festival will proceed as scheduled.
The Confederation of Australian International Arts Festivals responds to the drastic reductions in funding for the small to medium arts sector.
Data shows that art lovers aren’t going to the same places where the money is. It's time funding began to respect the diversity of tastes found in Australian audiences, argues Marcus Westbury.
Science has shown us the facts but art is needed to stimulate action on climate change.
Arts-business partnerships are a competitive market. Understanding what each partner brings is essential to clinching the deal.
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