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The idea of creative industries is based on an economy that has no way to count the things that matter.
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Victoria's new creative industry policy promises new programs to develop creative talent. But research suggests it may not be smart spending.
Current funding priorities mean we close a contemporary arts space while spending millions commemorating the past.
The arts may contain the answer to a failing society but only if we stop buying in to the dominant economic model.
Top corporations pay little tax but contribute sponsorship dollars to the arts. A culture tax could close the tax loophole and help smaller arts organisations.
A simple and affordable change to the established chaplains program could embed artists and creative practice in every state school in Australia.
An Australian Charter for the Arts has been proposed in the wake of last year’s government cuts to the arts. It could be the voice you need.
Six months of battles spurred by the May budget cuts to the Australia Council, the NPEA and now Catalyst have transformed the Australian arts scene.
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.
Western Sydney, metropolitan Sydney & regional NSW are the big winners from a policy that sets ambitious targets for cultural growth.
The basic problem with the current 20th century arts funding model is that it remains producer- or artist-centric, rather than focusing on audiences and citizens. This makes it ripe for capture and lobbying.
Smart countries are introducing arts policies that make the arts central to shaping economic and social change.
Senator Mitch Fifield gets the double whammy of Communications and Arts, and inherits a world of sorrow.
The fact that Australia does not have a National Arts Week is a glaring absence in our national calendar.
Education’s hottest topic is STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Maths) while the subjects that teach us human values are undervalued.
Behind cocktails and canapes there was a fiery exchange at the Helpmann Awards this week.
The Treasurer is moving to introduce GST on items bought online but will the threshold be low enough for books and music?
If nothing else, one good thing to come out of the artquake caused by the funding cuts in the last two Federal Budgets, is the coalescing of the arts sector into a formidable machine.
The power of arts advocacy in recent weeks has implications beyond arts funding for the entire civic narrative.
Touring Swan Lake in China is not the kind of cultural diplomacy that will help Australia gain a foothold in Asia.
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