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With the launch this month of a national organisation to promote Australia poetry on new platforms, Susan Hayes, Director of Literature at the Australia Council, goes looking online for excellent poetry.
ARTS INDUSTRY COUNCIL (VICTORIA): Will Victoria’s Baillieu Liberal National government continue to fund key Arts Victoria programs or won’t they? The AICV is so concerned they called an urgent meeting.
ARTS FUNDING: Government arts funders could harness the power of crowdfunding to get more bang for their buck.
ARTS AND DISABILITY: It's now almost 18 months since the October 2009 launch of the Cultural Ministers Council National Arts and Disability Strategy.
APAM SCOPING STUDY: Commissioned last October, the purpose of the study was to evaluate the relevance and effectiveness of APAM in its current form and to make recommendations about ‘future strategic directions’.
NSW ELECTIONS 2011: Every poll seems to be predicting a massive routing of the Labor government so will the campaigning on either side even consider issues affecting the Arts?
Plan unintended consequences: A response to the Australia Council’s Arts and creative industries report.
ACCESSIBLE ARTS NSW: Accessible Arts provides advice and resources to arts organisations to help them improve engagement and access to the arts for people with disabilities. They’re improvements which are not just about complying with local, state and federal laws or making everyone feel good, they makes business sense as well.
MINISTER FOR THE ARTS: On September 11, Julia Gillard announced her new ministry, and to Simon Crean’s surprise along with a whole new department to run he was asked to take on - the Arts.
OPINION: Imagine if the number of Australians playing sport doubled in five years. Would the Sports Minister go out to the media crowing about the success of sports policy? Most likely.
BLACK SWAN STATE THEATRE: The partnership between Black Swan State Theatre Company and the RAC Group (WA) was recently recognised with the AbaF National Australia Council Young and Emerging Artists Award, an initiative that works to keep talented West Australians in the West.
CIRCUS OZ: When Circus Oz chair Wendy McCarthy spoke to ArtsHub about the recent funding coup that has come their way courtesy of the state government, she says she was always optimistic.
AUSTRALIA COUNCIL FOR THE ARTS - ARTSTART: Trent Suidgeest needed money to get known, a WAPA theatrical lighting designer graduate, he needed a brand, a logo and in order to develop a sustainable career he needed to travel from Perth to the east coast to make contacts and develop a strong network. He got money for that.
THE AUSTRALIA COUNCIL: The Australia Council for the Arts this month launches a series of commissioned essays to promote debate about the artistic vibrancy of our major performing arts companies. In this first essay, Dr Richard Mills AM, composer, conductor and artistic director of the West Australian Opera, talks age and opera as he reflects on the value of heritage in the arts.
Abbotsford Convent has been subjected to a raft of reviews, which all say the same thing: that they receive no government money. They must make it on their own.
MAGNORMOS: The latest Australia Council initiative aims to support the development of Australian musical theatre.
A recent call for an overhaul of the Australia Council misses the real culprit. If Australian cultural policy is in disarray, it is not the Australia Council that is at fault: it is the Department for Water, Heritage and the Arts.
AUSTRALIA COUNCIL: Discussions have commenced in the past week between the directors of the Tasmanian, Victorian, New South Wales and South Australian writers’ centres along with consultant Hal Judge for the development of a new national organisation to be known as Writing Australia.
(VIC) OPERALAB: To celebrate the Year of the Tiger and Chinese New Year, Melbourne City Council has commissioned the east-meets-west Opera Visages peint dans les Opéra Békin III to be performed at fortyfivedownstairs.
Two weeks ago Kathy Keele, CEO of the Australia Council for the Arts released the Draft Indigenous Australian Art Commercial Code of Conduct for feedback prior to a nationwide public consultation phase.
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