Budget 2015: What the AusCo cuts mean for you Print Email Email to a friend Your email Your name Friend's email Friend's name Verification Please prove your humanity Go on prove it :) Close Related Articles Beached Az returns, reborn as a climate change warrior The Beached Az web series is back, fronting a social media and documentary campaign about climate change. Bringing accessibility into play in the videogame industry From careers to controllers, how are game developers ensuring that their work, and their industry, are anyone's game? Small Screen Highlights: Backtrack Boys, Content and Dark Souls 3 On our radar this week: a feelgood doco, new format web series, quality chitchat podcasts and a really hard game. Streaming service Acorn stays non-exclusive, does just fine How America's first Black billionaire turns the long tail of Australian projects into addictive drama (we hope) and provides a useful local streaming service. (Premium content) Premium content Deborah Stone Thursday 14 May, 2015 The principles of independent arts funding are under threat as the Budget foreshadows the greatest shake up since the Australia Council was established 47-years ago. We explain the likely implications for artists and arts organisations. This content is only available to members of ArtsHub Join Now for instant access! A subscription to ArtsHub will enable you to: Access the most comprehensive jobs board for the arts sector, with hundreds of positions posted weekly Keep up to date with the latest industry news Access thousands of members-only features, articles and guides Be in the know with upcoming events and exhibitions added daily Learn how and where to get grants, with the most extensive grant finder ... and much, much more. Join Now and join the Australian arts community today This week’s Federal Budget leaves overall arts funding intact but decimates the Australia Council. The Australia Council has lost $104.8 million over four years to a newly created fund called the National Programme for Excellence in the Arts (NPEA). Member login Email address Password Forgot password? About the author Deborah Stone is Editor of ArtsHub.