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Festivals play a vital role in commissioning and co-commissioning work from small to medium companies and independents. Without them, the arts ecology would suffer.
As his fourth and final MIAF enters its last week, Holloway reflects on his time in Melbourne and what working in Australia has taught him.
While video games are often associated with frivolous entertainment, hospitals around the world have begun using them to help improve sick children's quality of life.
In his fifth and final festival, David Berthold looks back on how festival culture and Brisbane itself has changed during his tenure at one of Australia’s biggest festivals.
With Brisbane Festival all set to open, we pick through a program that’s chockfull of international premieres while still showcasing local talent.
Launceston’s annual arts festival is the perfect blend of community event and high culture. Here are our recommended highlights.
Film festivals are an endurance test but there are techniques to ensure you get the most out of the opportunity.
Members of the youth dance sector will be networking, training and performing at the Australian Youth Dance Festival in Melbourne over the coming week.
How can we carry the past into the future? Collaborations between Yirramboi Festival and Pulima Art Festival offer a fresh take on land, body and Indigenous life today.
Essentially a lobbying body, WA’s Chamber of Arts and Culture sits between and across government, business, philanthropy and arts organisations for effective policy change.
As her fourth and final festival nears its end, Wendy Martin reflects frankly on her triumphs and challenges in the role.
Pairing with local businesses with an established customer base can help transform unengaged audiences into cabaret fans.
In the wake of January’s devastating bushfires, Ten Days on the Island offers Tasmanians a chance to come together and celebrate our shared humanity.
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From a contemporary response to Frankenstein, to an aural exploration of the body decaying after death, artists across the country are exploring creative responses to mortality.
The discovery of gravitational waves gives us new ways to explore the cosmos, with poets and sound artists as our guides.
Why do some events resonate so strongly with audiences that they become instant favourites, whereas other programming decisions quickly fall by the wayside?
Converting the general public into arts lovers is everyone’s responsibility, and it’s an area in which festivals, with their range of free public events, can play a key role.
With dozens, sometimes hundreds of choices, navigating an arts festival program can be overwhelming. Arts industry figures offer their tips for making the most of the smorgasbord without getting indigestion.
How does the lack of a Fringe Festival impact on a city’s cultural ecology: is its absence actually a positive for independent artists?
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