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The Catalyst fund to date represents a lack of transparency, invisible successful recipients, and in some cases, a close relationship with the government of the day.
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The rest of the country is reeling from lost Australia Council funding but for one state, the federal cuts look like 'small beer'.
A grants manager argues that arts organisations should reconsider taking money from a government that is deporting babies.
A top public servant says Australia Council nominated the figure of $8 million as the amount needed to save small-to-mediums. But that doesn't square with AusCo's accounts.
Philanthropists are increasingly interested in capacity building and impact investing but while small-to-mediums take advantage, a new Platform Paper says major organisations have been slow to embrace the opportunities.
Streaming has overtaken physical formats as the number one way music is consumed but are creators getting a fair share?
It can be awkward to ask for money you are worth but if you don't, there is a queue of event organisers ready to ask you to work just for 'exposure'.
The power of arts advocacy in recent weeks has implications beyond arts funding for the entire civic narrative.
The current government's arts policy makes about as much sense as the plot of most major musicals.
Do the new guidelines for the National Program for Excellence in the Arts conceal a funding cut? That’s the unanswered question from the release of new figures from the Arts Ministry today.
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.
The National Program for Excellence in the Arts threatens to return us to the days when artists were punished with lost funding if the Government didn't like their politics.
Theatre for young people is entirely dependent on the small-to-medium sector, vulnerable to the Brandis reallocation and resultant suspension of AusCo six year funding.
South by South West has the wisdom to recognise that it's not just technology that drives economic growth – the arts is having an escalating economic impact globally.
The essential conflict between the Minister for the Arts and the Australia Council may boil down to the politics of a re-purposed luxury car.
The Abbott Government has trashed the principle of arm's length funding free from political interference, argues the Opposition.
The loss of $104.8 million from the Australia Council threatens many small arts companies with extinction.
Principles of arms-length funding are being sacrificed to a 'trickle down' approach the Federal Government would not countenance in other parts of the economy.
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.
Our major performing arts companies are clinging to an outdated not-for-profit model while commercial theatre makes the money they need.
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