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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.
Our major festivals are increasingly finding themselves in competition with the growing number of festivals initiated by arts centres.
Never miss another festival. Performing arts festivals, writers' festivals, art fairs, music festivals, folk festivals and more.
As the number of arts festivals across Australia mushroom, is it time to consider the point of such cultural clustering?
Stop bemoaning the loss of elegant letter writing. There are ways to make art out of email and text messages.
Arts festivals reflect place, requiring artists and directors to understand the very different personalities of Australian cities.
A traditional festival draws much of its energy from the gathering of people into an intense physical space. So what happens when a festival goes online?
What happens when the art form you love is cringe-worthy? You remake it in a contemporary manner.
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