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No stranger to arts education, the Melbourne International Comedy Festival is aiming to provide more opportunities to kids around Australia through the launch of the Deadly Funny Kids program.
As high-profile art schools are absorbed by larger institutions, Peter Hill asks if their uniquely fertile environments suffer for being overseen by those whose priorities inevitably lie elsewhere.
A landmark Australian study proves the power of the arts in the classroom to lift test results in literacy and numeracy to the equivalent of an extra year of school.
Maya Angelou may have had this question in mind when she wrote, “A bird doesn’t sing because it has an answer, it sings because it has a song.” Art defies explanations, whereas teaching offers them.
Performing arts students are pushing prestigious city colleges aside in favour of their regional counterparts, and are finding new opportunities in the process.
Those who can’t do, teach, right? Wrong. More and more frequently artists are forgoing the high level of uncertainty that comes with working as an artist, and choosing the more reliable option of teaching – but is it for you?
There’s a very good spirit at VCA now, says Prof Su Baker. ‘There’s nothing like a sense of renewal to energise people… And, I suppose the threat of things being lost concentrates the mind.’
Tamara Winikoff from NAVA looks at some of the options available to arts graduates as they consider what they're going to do after art school.
Ten days of events and shows jam-packed tighter than a sumo in a mini, the University of Melbourne’s biennial student arts festival Mudfest is back and bigger than ever!
Angie Hart talks to ArtsHub about her difficult road to pop stardom, and describes now lending her advice to the aspiring artists of FReeZACentral’s industry mentoring program.
In this extract from 'The Fall and Rise of the VCA' former Head of Theatre, Richard Murphet, looks at how effective VCA's leaders have been, from Lenton Parr to Prof. Sharman Pretty and now Su Baker.
Never has the title innovator befitted an Australian designer so much as Lucy McRae. Her pieces have tested and reinvented the practices of both fashion and architecture.
LUCY GUERIN INC.: Far more than a stage version of a ‘So You Think You Can Dance’ audition, what emerges in award-winning choreographer Lucy Guerin’s 'Untrained' is a highly entertaining collaborative work that reveals something of the nature of artistic movement and how we express and expose ourselves through our bodies.
BIGFOOT ARTS EDUCATION: Karl Wozny, founder of the UK’s largest educational drama provider is in Australia this February sounding out opportunities to bring his companies, Bigfoot Arts Education and Cineclub: the Young Filmmakers Network, to schools and teachers around the country.
VCAM: Last Friday, in a sudden turn of events, Melbourne University’s Faculty of VCA and Music (VCAM) was split in two and the Melbourne Conservatorium of Music was born with VCAM’s Head of Music, Professor Gary McPherson stepping up as its Director. And it would seem he couldn’t be happier.
Arguments rage over impending changes at the former Victorian College of the Arts.
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