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No matter what you call it – Australia Day, Invasion Day, Survival Day – there’s no doubt that 26 January is a day of deep-rooted tension.
Australia has public holidays for agricultural shows, football finals and a horse race. Why don't the arts have a public day of celebration?
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South Australia’s claim to be ‘The Festival State’ is still backed by the numbers despite Australia’s increasing number of festivals.
As "festivalisation" takes over our cities, one thing is increasingly left off the programing list – and that is the visual arts.
With the majority of Australians owning smartphones, smart arts organisations are using interactive games as a way to attract and engage audiences.
How important is Indigenous programming within festival culture, and has it moved beyond mere box-tick politics.
Our major festivals are increasingly finding themselves in competition with the growing number of festivals initiated by arts centres.
Never miss another festival. Performing arts festivals, writers' festivals, art fairs, music festivals, folk festivals and more.
If you dream of being a festival director travelling the world picking the best of the global arts offerings for a grateful audience, you had better read this first.
As the number of arts festivals across Australia mushroom, is it time to consider the point of such cultural clustering?
One theatre head departs, another is appointed, and the AD of a major festival steps down.
A thriving arts ecology ensures a wide range of events and activities for the discerning cultural tourist.
Gold Coast City Art Gallery is seeking artists to transform two sheds into vibrant masterpieces for their street art exhibition.
Stop bemoaning the loss of elegant letter writing. There are ways to make art out of email and text messages.
Changes at Four Winds, Sydney Writers Festival, and more.
Arts festivals reflect place, requiring artists and directors to understand the very different personalities of Australian cities.
A traditional festival draws much of its energy from the gathering of people into an intense physical space. So what happens when a festival goes online?
The inaugural Festival Fatale, a two-day women’s theatre festival, is an explicitly feminist event.
The national regional arts conference Artlands was launched yesterday with a power trifecta using the occasion to launch new programs in language, tourism and film.
A festival should not be just a showcase for exclusive touring acts. The Sydney Festival 2017 aims to reflect the uniqueness of the city.
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