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Victoria’s Shadow Minister for the Arts and Culture responds to the first year of the Creative State policy and the recent State Budget.
We need to understand the failure of Catalyst in more complex terms than a zero-sum game of winners and losers.
There are important lessons to be learned from the 22-month campaign that culminated this week in the end of Catalyst and the return of funds to the Australia Council.
The sector is right to celebrate the demise of Catalyst and the return of money to the Australia Council. But how much money in real terms, and where will it be spent?
The Trump administration's proposal to remove US arts funding is the battle cry for another round of culture wars, familiar to the Australian and UK arts industries.
Election campaigns are often obsessed with infrastructure. Investing in a creative society is cheaper and just as important.
When libraries lend books to the public, authors and publishers receive remuneration from the Government under the Lending Rights schemes, but this is not the case when libraries lend e-books. Is this fair?
The superficial scramble for cultural diversity is not addressing the deep causes of exclusion and the power imbalance in the arts.
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.
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