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The superficial scramble for cultural diversity is not addressing the deep causes of exclusion and the power imbalance in the arts.
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The ABC's decision to ‘de-commission’ music, features & creative content on Radio National has far-reaching implications for Australian culture.
For many in the arts, 2016 was spent coping with the outcomes of previous years of slashing and burning, but there was a little light on the horizon.
A trick played on audiences at a current show prompts a high stakes argument about arts, kids and equity.
The serendipity of hearing something unexpected, which happens on radio but not in a self-curated podcast ecology, is crucial if we are to counter the echo chambers that arguably contributed to the rise of Donald Trump.
Cutting $200 million from the arts in Australia and diverting much of the remaining to "high arts" such as ballet and opera is a political act which supports the oppression of people of colour.
In difficult times, artists have more power than we think to influence the direction of politics and society.
President Trump is not the outcome of voters' dispassionate assessment of self-interest. The arts and humanities teach us that is not how people work.
The arts bureaucracy has captured artists with its own mechanistic view of the world. Like David Bowie and Madonna we need to reinvent ourselves.
The Minister for Education has received many protests from the arts sector after cutting the number of tertiary arts courses eligible for VET student loans by 80%. Here he defends his decision.
Visual arts is useless, edgeless and homeless...and that is a good thing both for artists and for society.
'Massive, unjustified, poorly researched and based on a remote and disconnected economic ideology of unusually destructive force.' That's what the Copyright Agency thinks of the Productivity Commission's draft copyright proposals.
The 2016 Census will fail to record the work of the majority of artists who are not working full time on their creative pursuits.
Excellence sounds like a motherhood concept but it is actually a code word for a narrow conservative agenda.
The arts needs to stop trying to justify itself in economic terms and embrace the real public value it delivers.
It's no coincidence cuts are directed at arts, education and science, where strong voices are not compliant with Government ideology.
Rip down thousand-seat mausoleums and replace them with multiplexes, says Australia's most successful playwright.
The Minister has not changed but the Shadow Minister has been replaced. What does that mean for arts policy in the 45th Parliament?
Indigenous Arts needs its own peak bodies to enable specific outcomes to the Indigenous sector that the mainstream arts cannot deliver.
If the arts are important to you, how should you vote on Saturday?
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