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George Brandis has a heavy load to lift as Attorney-General – but his priorities for the Arts portfolio could be clarified.
Despite more than 500 studies, reviewers say better research is needed to convince policy-makers that strong arts activity generates happier, healthier and wealthier societies.
Australia Council has opened up its lists of peer reviewers and participation can have long term rewards.
It's been a huge year for the Australia Council with changes in peer assessment, grants and a new Strategic Plan.
Many in the arts will be glad 2014 is over as they reflect on a year of straitened circumstances and painful battles. But there were high points and winners too.
The arts can benefit from creative new investment structures including microfinance, business incubators, loans and capital funds.
A year after devastating funding cuts savaged the sector, Brisbane's independent scene is still fighting but some have fallen.
The Coalition is touting 'excellence', Labour 'creative industries'. The result will have direct funding implications for four major projects, the contemporary music industry and all funded arts organisations.
The National Association of the Visual Arts (NAVA) kicked off its Summit with a controversial topic.
The Federal Government has consistently reiterated its preferences for funding established arts organisations over the grassroots. But companies like the Flying Fruit Fly Circus would not exist if previous governments had taken this approach.
A Victorian magistrate has delivered a landmark verdict in the Paul Yore case raising questions about the way police read a work of art, the intimidation of public galleries and the role of the Australian Classification Board in the visual arts.
Arts Minister George Brandis approved $275,000 in special funding to classical music label Melba Recordings without peer review or a competitive process, ArtsHub reveals.
Community arts organisations are responding to economic change through social enterprise activities and hybrid funding models.
Some states do it and some states don’t. But just how significant is indexation and are there viable alternatives?
There is precious little detail in the Australia Council's new Strategic Plan, and big questions remain.
In light of Australia’s looming obesity crisis, engaging with the arts is more important than ever before, especially given the beneficial mental and physical health outcomes of active arts participation.
The Australian Government has proposed ISP monitor and punish Australians who download and infringe copyright law.
The Minister for the Arts has defended a $1 million grant to the Australian Ballet School, in a slasher budget where the rest of the arts sector lost more than $87 million.
Budget 2014 cuts to arts funding wipe out many of the gains of Creative Australia and may signal the renewal of the culture wars.
Whether the Biennale of Sydney survives may depend on the independence of the Australia Council in the face of an angry Minister.
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