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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?
The impact of an arts festival is easily diffused in a major population centre. If you want your festival to really make a splash, hold it in a small town.
Fragmenting audiences, decolonisation, and arts centres muscling in on their territory: what do the coming years hold for our arts festivals and how will they evolve?
Commemorating 70 years of Fringe Festivals, World Fringe Day takes place on 11 July. But is the Fringe model still working?
The isolation of working in remote Australia is no drawback for a network of Indigenous art centres, which act as feeders to our top galleries and festivals.
When industry moved out and left a country town floundering, art festival Cementa moved in to activate it.
From comedians who deliberately make you sad to a new wave of feminist humour, comedy festivals are the perfect time to assess the art form's current concerns.
What sort of programming might a First Nations Arts Centre offer, and how would its operations, even its architecture, differ to existing venues?
No one doubts Shakespeare's comedies are art but contemporary comedians are often dismissed in discussions of cultural value.
Growing older doesn’t have to mean abandoning a career but when your body is your instrument, it does require adjustment.
For a touring production, every sequin, wig and set is packed, tracked and shipped around the country.
Why do Australian festivals have a mania for moving their Artistic Directors on after only three or four years?
As the world is destabilised by a water crisis, art can play a role in stopping us taking for granted something we can't live without.
'Anywhere art' is now so widespread that the need for purpose-built galleries and theatres is being questioned.
The contemporary dance sector is a vibrant one, but is there anything about its work that is distinctively Australian?
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.
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